Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo, TX

Where are we going?

Amarillo Zoo
700 Comanchero
TX 79107

806 381-7911

What is there to do?

Are you excited to have a WILD family day out in Amarillo, Texas? Why not head to the popular Amarillo Zoo

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is the perfect 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 150 animals, representing 88 species.  

The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you’ll do more than just look…you’ll experience the animal world. Kids can meet and learn about the beautiful native species right on your doorstep, including the bison grey fox and even the brown tarantula! 

Then of course you can learn about all the animals that live across the planet. You can come face to face with the grand lion, and watch the playful lemurs play. It’s a great learning experience for the kids too, where they can learn about conservation as they admire creatures such as the tiger.  

Amarillo Zoo features those beautiful warm blooded mammals, as well as those unique, weird and wonderful reptiles. Don’t miss exploring the colorful birds too, with Amarillo Zoo being home to those feathered friends from the Arctic, Antarctica, and everywhere in between! Make sure you stop at the amphibians and invertebrates too. From the smallest of frogs, to the hairiest of spiders, some might even surprise you!

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.

So enjoy a WILD Texas day out, and like everything in Texas, it’s a BIG day of fun! ROAR!

How much does it cost?

Discount: Half price admission on Mondays!


Need a little extra help?

The park is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs can be rented from the front gate


When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm daily

Year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day and Martin Luther King holiday.


Any top tips?

Check the front gate when you arrive to see if there are any special activities scheduled on the day of your visit. On weekends and throughout the summer there may be keeper chats, giant tortoise encounters, or live animal shows in our Safari Theater.

I’m Hungry!

You can enjoy Zoo-licious treats at the concession stand. From nachos, to frito pies, pizza, burgers and ice cream, it's great for those rumbling tummies. The concession stand will be closed for the fall/winter seasons - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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