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    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

    September 6, 2014

    Hummingbird and Pollinators Event

    Hummingbird and Pollinators Festival
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 6th 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 Association
    • Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife – Nature Trackers
    • Oklahoma/Panhandle Girl Scout Council
    • Attracting Panhandle Bats
    • Insect Pollinators –  The good bugs. Texas A&M AgriLife Research



    • 10:15am  “Hummingbirds – Myth Magic and Mystery” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • 11:15am “Planting to attract Butterflies” – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • 1:30pm “Hummingbirds and Native Plants” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife

    Other Fun Stuff:

    • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff
    • Face Painting
    • Plant Sale
    • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
    • Make & Take craft tent for kids

    The event is free with Zoo admission:

    Adult (13-61)  $4
    Senior (62 and up) $3
    Children (3-12) $2
    2 and Under Free




    Start: September 6, 2014
    End: September 6, 2014

    August 16, 2014



    Cancelled due to weather

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    7:00pm – 9:00pm

     Join us for a performance by renowned jazz performers, the

    Jim Laughlin Quartet.

    Guests can listen to live music, while enjoying cool drinks and refreshments from our Safari Café. See the Amarillo Zoo come alive behind a beautiful Amarillo sunset as the smooth melodies enhance the zoo’s wild atmosphere. All proceeds go to enhancing zoo exhibits and education programs.

    Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you wish – This is one shindig you won’t want to miss!



    $4.00 Adult (13-61)
    $3.00 Senior (62 and up)
    $2.00 Child (3-12)
    2 and under Free
    Zoo Members FREE

    Start: August 16, 2014 8:00 am
    End: August 16, 2014 5:00 pm