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Amarillo Zoo

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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 80 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 look...you'll experience the animal world. 


Programs by Amarillo Zoo

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This Halloween journey into the world of cryptozoology and discover that reality is more frightening than fiction. Uncover that monsters do exist...


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Stories of the Prairie

Venture into the grasslands of North America, a complex and threatened ecosystem, to explore the influences prairie flora and fauna had Native...


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Tales of Scales

Tales of Scales teaches audiences about reptiles and amphibians throughout the world.  This program uses live reptiles and amphibians to explore...


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Oasis on the Great Plains

_Dig into the intricacies of the High Plains when you unearth the myriad ecological benefits of Prairie dog colonies.  Life in burrows will be...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Jessie Story   Jessie.Story@amarillo.gov
PO Box 1971
Amarillo TX 79107
United States


Primary Disciplines

The programs of Amarillo Zoo cover: