Special Zoo Venues
The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens is a
beautiful backdrop for hosting events. We offer various packages
for groups both large and small. From
business meetings and social gatherings under glass in the Hilbert
Conservatory, to nuptials in the Efromyson Wedding Garden, our
sales managers can help you create the ideal event. How
about hors d'oeuvres in the Bud Schaefer Rotunda, or a full
dinner in the Hulman Riverhouse? We also have
catering options and
event enhancers available to make your
Indianapolis Zoo Rental
Dolphin Adventure Gallery
• Capacity: Seated, up to 120 people
for a daytime event and up to 250 people for an evening
event; 350 people standing.
• Description: Huge room with oversized
windows providing a fascinating view of the dolphins in
their watery world, including views from the underwater
dolphin viewing dome (evening only). Available day or
evening year round.
• Capacity: Up to 100 people seated,
250 standing, or more depending on the flow basis.
• Description: Featuring the nation's
largest shark touch pool, this space will let your
guests touch sharks until 8pm and view seals, eels and
jellyfish. Available evenings only in January-November.
Photo by Doug McSchooler
• Capacity: Up to 500 sit down,
1,000 standing, or more on a flow basis
• Description: A spectacular tent
sculpture of white canvas near the entrance to the Zoo
with lots of party space! Available day or evening from
May 1 through mid-October.
• Capacity: 120 sit down, 250
• Description: Use all or half of this
conference style meeting room, located in the Hix
Institute near the Zoo Entrance. This room can be used
for meetings, banquets, wedding rehearsals, and
parties. Available day or evening year round.
• Capacity: 160 sit down, 250
• Description: This room comes with a
dramatic view of the spectacular downtown skyline that
is visible from every seat in the room. Located in White
River Gardens, this room can be divided in two during
the day. The Hulman Riverhouse is the perfect setting
for a meeting, party or wedding reception.
• Description: This 5,000 square
foot Conservatory features seasonally changing shows and
lush, beautiful plantings. The Hilbert Conservatory may
be reserved as an exhibit after operating hours, only in
combination with the Hulman Riverhouse.
Admission tickets are required, but prices vary depending on
arrangements. Prices subject to change.
Rides Tickets are available at a package rate, as are Parking
For complete information, call (317) 630-2051 to be directed to
a Sales Manager.
Remember, utilizing the special event facilities at the
Indianapolis Zoo helps support our animal conservation mission.
Photo by Kerrie Best