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.

Hummingbird & Pollinators Festival


Hummingbird and Pollinator Festival

Saturday, September 5, 2015

9:30am – 3:00pm

The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 5th when the focus will be on the tiniest of our avian friends – the hummingbird! Exhibits, presentations and crafts will introduce guests to ways to make your backyard a friendly environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The fall is the height of the migration season for thousands of hummingbirds that pass through our state. The most common species in the Texas Panhandle is the black-chinned hummingbird, but others like the rufous and the calliope are often seen at area feeders. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of hummingbird identification, planting gardens to attract butterflies and how to attract purple martins.  Looking for fall plants to add to or begin a wildlife garden? Then be sure to check out the plants that will be on sale by Canyon’s Edge Plants.


  • Purple Martin Conservation
  • Canyon’s Edge Plants
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Attracting Panhandle Bats
  • Urban Wildlife


  • Nature’s Pollinators – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
  • Monarchs in the Panhandle – Samantha Sader
  • WILD backyard wildlife – Amarillo Zoo


Other Fun Stuff:

  • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff (11am – 2pm)
  • Tiger Face Painting
  • Kids Craft Tent
  • Plant Sale
  • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
  • Meet Ruby our costumed hummingbird mascot

The event is free with Zoo admission:
Adult (13-61)  $4

Senior (62 and up) $3
Children (3-12) $2
2 and Under Free