Amenities

Zoo volunteer with animal biofacts Volunteers speaking with guests

The Amarillo Zoo is a stroller-friendly ADA accessible outdoor attraction featuring more than 150 animals over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Guests can walk leisurely through the entire Zoo in about one hour or spend more time if they wish. Wheelchairs and wagons are available for rental at the Zoo’s front entrance.

Concessions

Looking for a refreshing break during your Zoo visit? Join us at the concession stand for a meal, a snack, or just to relax!  Menu includes items such as hamburgers, nachos, hotdogs, soda, ice cream, and other food items.  Please, no outside food or drink.
Hours:  10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday, with varying weekday hours June-August
(Please note:  Concessions will be closed November 1 through March 1)

Comfort Areas

Restrooms are located by the concession stand and in the Education Center.
Shade trees and misted rest spots throughout the park provide comfort during the summer months.

Service Animals

The Amarillo Zoo permits guests requiring service animals to enter the Zoo. Their permission to enter the Zoo is at the Zoo's discretion based on guidelines set forth by the ADA. Service animals are not pets; they are trained to perform specific tasks for their owner. Service animals entering the Zoo must remain on a leash or harness at all times and may not be left unattended. Guests are required to clean up all defecation from their service animals while at the Zoo.

Lost & Found

The zoo receives many lost items every week. If you lost an item at the zoo, call to report the item, the date you lost it and your telephone number. A zoo staff member will call you back if the item is found. After one month, unclaimed items are donated to Goodwill.

First Aid

There is no first aid station, but if you need any medical assistance you can notify any staff you may see.


More to do and see for the entire family!

male african lion

Zoofari Carts

On Saturdays and during the summer you may encounter one of several carts set up around the Zoo filled with touchable items like furs, antlers, skulls and more. These “Zoofari Carts” are staffed by trained volunteers who are happy to explain the items on their cart and answer questions you may have about the zoo animals.

Keeper Chats

Check the front gate when you arrive to see if there are any special activities scheduled on the day of your visit. On weekends and throughout the summer there may be keeper chats, giant tortoise encounters, or live animal shows in our Safari Theater.

Special Events

There are several special events at the Amarillo Zoo throughout the year that enhance our visitor experience.  Check our  Events Calendar regularly for updates and special event listings!

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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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