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    June 15, 2013

    Fathers and Floats

    Fathers and Floats

    Saturday, June 15, 2013
    1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Show how much you love Dad by bringing him out to the Amarillo Zoo on Saturday, June 15th between 1pm and 3pm for a free 16oz root-beer float! Dads can visit the Zoo’s concession stand to receive their free float in honor of Father’s Day. Others can also purchase a root-beer float for $2.50 (while supply lasts). Families can enjoy a day at the Zoo looking at the lions, tigers and lemurs and also visit the herpetarium and our new education center. What a great way to spend the day with Dad!


    Adults (13-61)           $4.00
    Senior (62 and up)    $3.00
    Children (3-12)          $2.00
    2 and under                Free


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    June 8, 2013

    Incredible Edible Insects

    Incredible Edible Insects

    Come Celebrate the Fascinating World of Insects and Spiders

     Come one, come all, but most of all – come hungry! The Zoo is hosting the Incredible Edible Insect event on Saturday, June 8 from 9:30am to 3:00pm and it promises to be a fun day focused on the fascinating world of insects and spiders. The highlight of the event will be a variety of insect- based dishes visitors can sample, if they wish, or they may enjoy watching others as they explore a different form of cuisine. Celebrity Chefs Mark Coffman from Sava Italiano and Chef Bud from Back to the Table with Chef Bud will be present to let visitors sample their insect inspired dishes. Plus, other samples folks may try include chocolate chirp cookies, six-legged surprise and poached wax worms and honey  (will supplies lasts!). For those less daring the Zoo concession stand will be open for lunch and snacks.

     Visitors can also make an attempt at breaking the world’s record for spitting a cricket. The current record stands at over 30 feet, but with the Texas winds we feel we have a real chance at an “unofficial” new record!
    Adult division 11:00pm
    Junior Division 1:00pm

     Plus, visitors can see a large variety of live and mounted insect displays courtesy of West Texas A&M and the Zoo, participate in an insect craft to take home plus listen to the music of Andy Chase Cundiff (11am – 2pm).

    Adult (13 and up)       $5.00
    Child (3-12)                $4.00
    Child (2 and under)   Free


    Start: June 8, 2013 9:30 am
    End: June 8, 2013 3:00 pm

    June 1, 2013

    Night Hike at the Zoo!

    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).  .

    Start: June 1, 2013
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