General Information

​​​​We want to make your event a success in every way! 

More perks to hosting an event at the Zoo:

  • One-of-a-kind event spaces accommodating groups of all sizes during day or evening hours.

  • See orangutans like never before at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center open now! Great opportunities are available for your guests to visit this world-class exhibit.

  • Experienced and dynamic on-site caterers to handle all of your food and beverage needs.

  • Special pricing on admission tickets, parking and ride tickets.

  • Event enhancers, such as a private dolphin presentation or sea lion show exclusively for your guests.

  • You're supporting the Zoo's mission to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

  • An opportunity to host a green event utilizing the Zoo's outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. We are a proud member of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce's Green Business initiative and a Green Power participant with Indianapolis Power & Light Company.

Notes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • ​Items to avoid to protect our animals and plants: no balloons, open-flame candles, glitter, confetti, live animals or noisemakers are permitted at any event​

  • Giveaway items are subject to approval at least one week in advance

  • To ensure that everything is in its right place, setup and tear-down is allowed for 1-2 hours before and after each facility rental, depending on availability and type of event

  • Please remember that terms, available dates and prices are subject to change.

  • Admission tickets are required for all facilities during regular Zoo hours, except the Hulman Riverhouse and the Polly H. Hix Institute for Research and Conservation.​

  • To ensure the health of our guests, animals and staff, the entire Zoo grounds are non-smoking. This includes e-cigarettes.

For more information email or call (317) 630-2051.