Amarillo Zoo
Where more than imaginations run WILD!

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just'll experience the animal world.

Once you've finished enjoying the zoo, make sure to visit Thompson Park. Visitors will discover shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, beautiful lakes, swimming, tennis and walking trails in this 330-acre regional park.

Celebrate 60 Years with the Amarillo Zoo!




Join us for the Amarillo Zoo’s 60th Birthday Celebration!
Saturday, May 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

2015 is an important year for us at the Amarillo Zoo! It all began in 1955 (we were originally known as Storyland Zoo) and since then we’ve continued to grow and get better with each year. On Saturday, May 16th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm we are staying open late to celebrate our 60th birthday and we would like to invite everyone to come out and share the evening with us. During the last 60 years the Zoo staff has worked hard to make the Amarillo Zoo something the community can be proud of. We would like for you to join us for a celebration of where we were….where we are now…and where we are going.

There will be an assortment of special presentations and activities throughout the Zoo plus as a nostalgic look back to 1955 with FREE admission, hotdogs for .25 cents and good old Rock and Roll music with the Andy Chase Cundiff band.

In addition you can visit with our keepers as they talk about some of your favorite animals, watch a wildlife show, or stop at one of our animal encounter areas.

Need to satisfy the sweet tooth? Belmar Bakery has made a delicious cake in honor of the Zoo’s birthday and servings will be given out while the supply lasts.

Don’t forget your cameras, because Snow White will be here and we’ll have a special photo op area set up by the Zoo’s original entrance in 1955 known as Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs Mountain.

We hope to see you there!

Admission for this event is FREE!