Scroll down to see the list of events planned for 2022.
The Amarillo Zoo is committed to providing fun and educational programming in a safe manner.

Roach Your Ex - February 12th, 2022
Was your ex a creepy, crawly creature? Well, let us help you out with that healing process. Join us for our Roach Your Ex event. We will be feeding a cricket, mouse, pinkie mouse, or rat named after your ex to an ACTUAL snake (all shade intended). For just a few dollars, you can say goodbye to that rat for good! Packages can be purchased at

"He who shall not be named"

Critters & Canvases - February 12th, 2022

Looking for a fun Valentine's Day date?! Take your special someone to the Amarillo Zoo for a fun night of painting, light snacks, and animal encounters. Join Melissa Haney, from the Dandelion Studio, and zoo staff on February 12th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Light snacks and all art supplies are provided for this event.

Spring Break at the Zoo! - March 14-18th, 2022
Looing for a wild way to spend spring break?! Join us for daily enrichment, crafts, keeper chats, animal encounters, and other fun activities throughout the week!

Easter Eggcitement - April  16th, 2022
Hop on over to the Amarillo Zoo for an egg-citing event! Enjoy candy, games, costumed characters, crafts, and much more! Watch our animals get in on the fun with their own Easter themed enrichments!

Earth Day: Thompson Park Clean-up - April 23rd, 2022
Celebrate Earth Day by serving your community! Volunteer to help the Amarillo Zoo clean up Thompson Park. Enjoy some crafts and other activities in zoo that involve conservation topics. 

To sign up please contact us at:

Phone: (806) 670-0792

Email: [email protected]

Endangered Species Day - May 20th, 2022
Join us as we celebrate diverse wildlife and raise awareness for threatened and endangered wildlife. 

National Zookeeper Week - July 18-24th, 2022
This week is dedicated to raising awareness for the zookeeper profession! Help us share appreciation for our zookeepers and fellow staff!

#InternationalCatDay - August 6th, 2022
The Zoo's cats are celebrating in a big way during International Cat Day! Watch them interact with special enrichment and learn more about their species!

An enrichment craft station will be available for guests to create their own cat toys to
take home. Meet the pawfect addition to your family as the Amarillo Animal Management
and Welfare will have cat adoptions from 9:30-12. Tiger headbands are available for
purchase for $1 and includes a free tiger facepaint. Be introduced to some animal
ambassadors during the safari show and learn how we can take care of our furry friends.

Boo at the Zoo - October 21st and 22nd, 2022

 Join the Amarillo Zoo for an evening filled with Halloween-themed activities, costumed characters, animal enrichment, treat stations, crafts, games and more! Boo at the Zoo will be on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00pm -9:00pm. Presale tickets are available now at

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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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