Adult Programs

​​​​​​There's always something new to discover at the Zoo, no matter what your age! ​​Our adult education programs offer the young-at-heart an opportunity to explore their curiosity about the natural world. If you're age 18 and older, join us to learn more about these topics.

Protecting Africa's Elephants with Dr. Charles Foley

Presented in Partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library

May 18 • 6:30-7:30pm • Clowes Auditorium, Central Library • Free

Dedicated to African elephant conservation, Charles Foley and his wife Lara have worked in the Tarangire ecosystem in northern Tanzania for the past 25 years. They follow the lives of more than 1,000 elephants within 32 family groups in Tarangire National Park, while raising two young daughters of their own.

This inspiring lecture will introduce some of the unique findings of Foley's behavioral work with elephants, discuss the impact of the current ivory poaching crisis, and describe an exciting new venture with the Indianapolis Zoo to protect one of the largest elephant migration corridors in Africa.

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Coffee and Conservation 

Macaws in Central America with Dr. Sam Williams, the Ara Project

June 24 • 9:30–10:15am • Doors open at 9am • Cost: Zoo members $4, non-members $8

Come for a morning of conversation with Dr. Sam Williams of the Ara Project and learn about his work to save the endangered great green macaws and scarlet macaws in Central America.  The Indianapolis Zoo began supporting Dr. Williams and the Ara Project in 2015 and is excited to bring his story to Indianapolis. Coffee and tea will be served. Presentation is geared to adults and teens 14 and up. Spaces are limited registration is required.

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