June 1, 2013
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wander the Amarillo Zoo after hours? If so, you’re in luck! Make sure to mark your calendar to attend “Night Hike at the Zoo! “ Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
It all begins at sundown where you’ll have a chance to stroll around the zoo where you’ll encounter special exhibits and discovery stations. You’ll meet some pretty cool nocturnal animals like tarantulas, scorpions, opossums and other creatures. You’ll even have an opportunity to see the larger animals in their night time habitats like the lions, tigers, lemurs and fox.
The Zoo concessions will be open to satisfy that late evening munchies.
Flashlights are not required, but you may bring one if you feel you need aid in walking around the Zoo. The Zoo will have lanterns at key exhibit areas and discovery stations.
This great evening is only $5 per person for adults (ages 13 and up) and $4 per person for children (ages 12 and under). .
May 18, 2013
The Zoo celebrates Asian Pacific month with a day filled with the sighs, sounds and tastes of the people, culture and animals of the Asian continent. Dancers from Eastridge Elementary School demonstrate Lao, Vietnamese, Dragon, Burmese, Karen and Karenni dances from 10:00am to 11:30am. Kids can learn to use chops sticks and make origami plus touch a live snake as they explore our cultural discovery areas throughout the day. Want to try something a little different? Sample some edible insects like chocolate dipped mealworms. Enjoy a presentation on our Bengal Tigers at 1:30pm. Make “gyotaku” Japanese Fish Print Art and help make a paper chain snake to help celebrate the “Year of the Snake” Come join us for a fun family day at the Zoo!
April 19, 2013
An event for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that people can take to protect our natural areas. Throughout the day there will be exhibits and activities focusing on threatened and endangered wildlife, conservation, recycling and information on what you can to to help.
Exhibitors and exhibits will include:
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Forestry Service
WTAMU Wildlife Society
PAEYC (Panhandle Association for the Eduation of the Young Child)
Canyon’s Edge Nursery
Panhandle Ground Water District
Palm Oil Issue
Problems with Introduced Species – See iguanas, pythons and a giant marine toad!
Plant sale featuring a great selection of butterfly and hummingbird attracting types
Kids can make a “seed ball” with native wildflower seeds
Music by Andy Chase Cundiff from 11am – 2pm
Get a free packet of ladybugs from Xcel Energy – while supply lasts
Saturday, April 20
9:30am – 3:00pm