The Amarillo Zoo and Panhandle PBS invite families to visit the Zoo on three Saturdays in April for outdoor fun aimed at helping people become better educated about the natural world. Through these events, the Amarillo Zoo and Panhandle PBS will strive to create special experiences that help children and their families explore the outdoors together, while learning about protecting the animals and habitats of our planet.
The Saturday events are from 10:00 A.M. to noon on April 9th, 16th and 23rd, and families are welcome to come on one date or on all three. Kids with a paying adult get in free, and Zoo admission for adults is only $4 and $3 for seniors.
The Amarillo Zoo is located within Thompson Park, which is at N.E. 24th Avenue and the Dumas Highway.
Activities for the April 9th event will focus on backyard habitats and will include the following:
-The first 200 kids will receive a free potted parsley suitable for attracting butterflies – Courtesy of Canyon’s Edge Plants.
-Make a milkweed seed “bomb” to help the Zoo’s monarch butterfly café.
-Plant a wildflower garden to take home.
-Plant sale featuring perennials and annuals suitable for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds from Canyon’s Edge Plants.
-Free tree seedlings courtesy of the Texas Forest Service (while supplies lasts).
-Plant a desert willow seed in a take home pot.
-Make a feather friend seed treat.
-Get your picture taken with “Ruby” our costumed hummingbird character.
-Learn how to help save the Monarch Butterfly!
-Watch PBS Kids Nature Cat and Wild Kratts programs on protecting and preserving our natural world.
-Free Wonderland ticket per family at the Panhandle PBS booth.