Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in partnership La Voz de Indiana

Noon-4pm • Sept. 21, 2014

At Hispanic Heritage Fiesta you can kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a trip to the Zoo for the annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta presented in partnership with La Voz de Indiana! Celebrate the culture and traditions of Latin America through a variety of special afternoon activities fit for the whole family!

National Hispanic Heritage Month officially begins Sept. 15 each year — the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

During our celebration, our guests are invited to enhance their Zoo experience with festivities that celebrate Hispanic culture. We'll have decorations, activities, Latin-inspired food and more! Create culturally themed crafts and take a swing at a piñata every hour. Great live music will be in the plaza. And, the Zoo will also spotlight animals native to Latin American countries, and guests who follow the scavenger hunt clues to find all the animals will receive a special gift. ​


​Other activities and entertainment include:

  • Find animals from Latin America in the Zoo scavenger hunt

  • Take a swing at a piñata on the hour

  • Make fun culturally themed crafts

  • Taste great foods inspired by Latin American dishes

  • Visit information booths and register to win prizes

  • Music, games and more!​

See rain on the radar? Don't worry because in the case of inclement weather, the festivities will relocate inside the Zoo's Party Pavilion. Nothing can stop the fiesta fun!

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is included with regular Zoo admission and free for members.​​