MASKS REQUIRED. Education building and herpetarium are closed. During the winter months animals may not be visible as they have access to holding areas.

Education Programs

Learning at the Zoo is fun!

Amarillo Zoo is proud to offer a series of entertaining and educational virtual, on-site and off-site programs for students to connect people, animals and their natural world and encourage you to get involved to discover wildlife and wild places.

Call our zoo staff at (806) 381-7911 if you have any questions!

COVID Update

Field TripsField Trips

We are excited about your visit to the Amarillo Zoo. We have provided a checklist to help prepare and ensure your time here is the best it can be.
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ZooSchoolZoo School: The wildest classroom in town!

Get your students excited about animals! We've got classes for every age group, from Pre-K through 6th grade, every child will have a blast learning about animals, their habitats, and our ecosystem.
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ZooMobileZooMobile: Your school can be a zoo!

A ZOOmobile visit can be an enriching and stimulating experience for all involved. Our community ZooMobile visits schools, day cares, summer camps, nursing and assisted living homes, retirement homes, senior centers, club meetings and social groups.
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FAQs & Other Resources

Education FAQ

See frequently asked questions about planning your field trips, ZooSchool, or ZooMobile outings and visits.
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Teacher Resources

We want to help you introduce your students to the natural world, so we've compiled some resources to help with your journey! From worksheets to planning passes to advisory groups, we've got multiple helpful tools.  
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Come visit us!

The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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