Zoolala 2017: Party Like a King

​​​​​​​Jan. 28, 2017 ​​•​ 7:30pm-midnight​ • Dolphin Gallery

Enjoy the crème de la crème of Indianapolis food and drink while mingling with other philanthropically minded young professionals. From 7:30pm-midnight, enjoy an open bar with beer provided by Sun King Brewing Co., while sampling delicious foods from Zoo Executive Chef Joe Hsu and other area restaurants.

This year Zoolala will take place inside the Dolphin Gallery, where guests can mingle in the nation's only underwater dolphin viewing dome. And don't forget your dancing shoes — with live music playing and drinks flowing all evening, dancing will certainly be on the agenda!​ 

Start the party early with our penguins during the VIP experience from 6:30-8pm. You will have exclusive access to the Oceans building, and only a limited number of VIP tickets are available. Find yourself surrounded by the mysterious beauty of the world's oceans as you pet sharks in the touch tank and frolic with the seals and sea lions, all while supporting the Indianapolis Zoo!

As a benefit of Indy Zoo Council membership, IZC members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase 2017 Zoolala tickets before they go on sale to the general public. This early bird opportunity will be available Nov. 1-15. Contact Indianapolis Zoo Special Events Coordinator Alise Lofgren at 317-630-2058 to purchase your tickets. Limit four per member. Your discounted general admission pricing is $125 per ticket or $175 for the VIP experience tickets.

Individual tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Nov. 16. General admission tickets are $150 and $200 for VIP.

Proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Zoo and help support new projects, educational programs, animal care and exhibits. Attire is formal. All guests must be 21 or older and tickets are non-refundable.

​Interested in playing a part in this exclusive and glamorous event? Contact Special Events Events Manager Liz Mok at lmok@indyzoo.com or 317-630-2188 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Zoolala​ 2016 Restau​​rants​

Thanks to our wonderful restaurant partners for participating in our 2016 event! Look for more information soon about the restaurants that will participate in Zoolala 2017.

​1913​The District Tap
​Louie's Wine Dive​The Oceanaire Seafood Room
​Open Society Public House


Zoolala After Party

Continue the festivities at Severin Bar, the official Zoolala After Party sponsor, inside the Omni Severin Hotel. After a full night of fun, there's no need to travel far to wind down. Rest up at the Omni, Zoolala's official hotel sponsor. You can even snag a discounted room for the evening if you book now​!​ [close]

​Zoolala Histo​​ry

Since 2013 the Indy Zoo Council​ has hosted this lavish evening as an opportunity for 500-plus young professionals to network and engage in a fun social setting while also supporting the Zoo's animal conservation efforts. In its first three years, Zoolala has raised more than $141,000 to fund animal care and programs at the Indianapolis Zoo.​​

The Indy Zoo Council is comprised of community leaders age 25-40 from Central Indiana who are dedicated to aiding and supporting the Zoo’s mission of advancing animal conservation. [close]​

Zoolala 2016 Sponsors

For event sponsorshi​p information, contact Special Events Manager​ Liz Mok at lmok@indyzoo.com or 317-630-2188.


VIP Sponsor

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP​

Dance Flo​​​or Sponsor

Turner Construction Company

Lounge Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor


Arrival Experience Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase​​

Exit Experience SponsorFitzMark

Beverage Sponsors

Southern Wine & Spirits​Sun King Brewing Co.​

Better Begins with You Mural Sponsor

Ernst & Young LLP