ZooSchool (On-Site) Programs 

Our programs incorporate hands-on, inquiry based learning opportunities which inspire inquisitive minds. Experience a living classroom where students can explore wild opportunities in learning.

COVID-19 UPDATE: All programs can be done virtually. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Ampitheatre Programs (Outdoors)

  • Safari Show
    This 30 minute show will introduce your students to a variety of animals in an up-close experience in our outdoor amphitheater.

Classroom Programs (Indoors and Outdoors)

Pre-K and Kindergarten (30 minutes)

  • Fur, Feathers, Scales, and Slime
    This program will explore the basic characteristics of the vertebrate classes, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
  • Jungle Adventures
    Students will meet and learn about exotic creatures from the tropical rainforest. Program will feature live animals including reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods.

Grades 1-6 (50 minutes)

  • Animals Have Class
    Fur, feathers, skin, and scales! This class explores how scientists group animals and investigates how body coverings enable animals to survive in their habitats.
  • Rainforest Adventures
    We’ll discover the unique variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates that live in rainforests throughout the world.
  • Food Chains
    Learn about the similarities and differences of food chains and food webs through animal encounters and activities! Find out the relationship between predator and prey!
  • Feathery Friends
    Meet some the Amarillo Zoo's feathery friends! This program emphasizes on the adaptions of birds and teaches the skills on how to become birders.
  • Insects and Spiders
    We’ll take a close-up and hands-on look at spiders and insects from the Texas Panhandle and around the world!
  • Tales of Scales
    Scaly and slimy creatures will greet your students as we learn about reptiles and amphibians found throughout the world. Students will see live examples of snakes, turtles and tortoises, toads, salamanders, and lizards.

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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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