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    November 29, 2014

    Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

    Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
    Saturday, November 29, 2014
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    Animal lovers are encouraged to get out with the kids this Thanksgiving holiday and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch lions, lemurs and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.

    Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo

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    October 31, 2014


    “MONSTERS” event offers Halloween fun and thrills!

    Friday, October 31, 2014

     6:00pm – 9:00pm

     MONSTERS will be appearing at the Amarillo Zoo this Friday, October 31st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm for a special Halloween thrill for both young and old. Discover creatures that are unknown, undiscovered or maybe just part of legend and folklore.  Some of our regular zoo animals will be off-exhibit this evening so we can utilize their enclosures to safely display live costumed recreations of the legendary Yeti, Chupcabara, Werewolf, Mothman, Bigfoot and the Louisiana Goat Man. Plus, through the use of replicas, photos, eye witness accounts you can venture into the wild world of mythical creatures like vampires, mermaids, unicorns, dragons and more. Were these animals real? Learn that unicorns were based on real life animals with a 5 foot horn or that 12 foot dragons really do exist! For one night only, learn about creatures that were once thought to be imagined, creatures behind the myths and creatures yet to be discovered! From the supernatural to things that make you say “Ew!” to one-of-a-kind pieces of animal art, MONSTERS is sure to give you a thrill!

    This event is geared for children but can also be fun for adults.

    Candy will be handed out while supplies last! 

     Friday, October 31, 2014
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    $5.00 per person

     For more information call 381-7911 or visit the Zoo’s website at www.amarillozoo.org.

    The Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park

    Special Thanks to our Gold sponsor McDonalds, Silver Sponsor Amarillo National Bank, Supporting sponsors Sonic and Xcel Energy.




    Start: October 31, 2014
    End: November 1, 2014

    September 11, 2014

    Day of Honor

    Day of Honor
    September 11, 2014
    9:30am – 5:00pm

    On September 11, 2014 the Zoo presents its Day of Honor. We salute the men and women who serve our nation and communities with free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces as will as active and retired police, fire and ambulance personnel and emergency responders (identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission)


    Start: September 11, 2014
    End: September 11, 2014