For Teachers

A visit to the Zoo can be a creative and exciting learning tool for your class. Use these resources to make the most of your time at the Zoo.

Children looking at indoor exhibit

Teacher Planning Pass

Print a Teacher Planning Pass and use it for free admission prior to your field trip. Plan your walking route, research animals, scout the location of restrooms, and more!

Print Teacher Planning Pass

ZooSchool Brochure

If you're thinking of adding a classroom program to a field trip or if you'd like the Zoo to come to you, the ZooSchool brochure has all of our programs and fees along with other helpful resources.


Downloadable Worksheets

Teacher Advisory Council

The teacher advisory council is comprised of area educators who volunteer their time to assist with zoo curriculum development and evaluation. For information contact Mike Boley, Visitor Services Coordinator at 806-381-7911 or [email protected]

Academic Standards

We understand your need to address academic standards. All zoo programs have been designed to help meet TEKS in Science, Language Arts, Math and Social Studies. For inquiries about which TEKS objectives our programs meet email us at [email protected]

Educator E-Mail List

Want to get the “inside scoop” on zoo happenings? Subscribe to the Amarillo Zoo’s electronic email notification for educators!

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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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