2018 Zoo Events

Jan. 15Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day​
Weather permitting. Free Zoo admission with canned good donation
Jan. 18Paint Your Pet or Zoo Animal Party • 6-8pm • Metazoa Brewing Company
hosted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers Indianapolis Chapter
March 18-Sept. 3Butterfly Kaleidoscope
presented by Citizens Energy Group
March 24​*Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction • 6-11pm • Conrad Hotel
presented by Fifth Third Private Bank

March 31*Members Only Breakfast with the Bunny
March 31-April 1Easter Weekend
April 21Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

April 28Bowling for Rhinos​ • time and location TBD
hosted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers Indianapolis Chapter
May 12-13Mother's Day Weekend 
May 23Zoopolis 500 • 10:30am-12:30pm
presented by American Dairy Association
May 26Sharing One World: Long-tailed Macaques opens
a gift of John and Cynde Barnes 
June 1-Aug. 22Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition 
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

June 8*Zoobilation 2018: Swing Into Summer​ • 5:30pm-midnight (Zoo closed)
presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company
June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20Zoolapalooza concert series • 5:30-8:30pm
July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2Animals and All That Jazz​ concert series • 5:30-8:30pm
Aug. 23*Naturally Inspired Silent Auction • 5:30-7:30pm 
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown
Sept. 29Meet a Hero • 10:30am-noon
Sept. 29*Indianapolis Prize Gala​ • 7-10pm • JW Marriott
presented by Cummins Inc.
Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28ZooBoo • 2-7pm
presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers
Oct. 24*Zoolala • 5:30-9pm
Nov. 23-Dec. 30
(closed Dec. 24-25)
Christmas at the Zoo​ • 5-9pm (until 10pm Fridays-Saturdays)
presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union
Dec. 1 & 8*Members Only Breakfast with Santa 

*Reservations or special event tickets required.  

Events dates are subject to change. Special hours and locations are noted.​​