Mother's Day Weekend

May 12-13 ​

Celebrate your mom with all of ours! Join us as w​e put the spotlight on all mothers — both human and animal — during a weekend full of family fun. ​The Zoo is home to lots of animal matriarchs, and a beautiful spring day is the perfect opportunity to discover them all.

The recognition begins right as you enter the Zoo with a special "Proud Mom" sticker. The fun is just beginning as the whole family participates in the Zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to discover several Zoo mothers and interesting animal facts along the way. For example, did you know that a mother elephant carries her calf for 22 months? Or that the whole group, or pod, of dolphins help to raise young dolphins? Once you finish the exciting hunt, stop in the White River Gardens Gift Shop to receive a special gift!

To remember your special day, there will be tasty treats and a Mother's Day photo opportunity located along the main pathway. 

Are you a brand new mom? Don't forget to check out the Nursing Mom's Nest presented by Riley Children's at Indiana University Health while you're here. Located in Flights of Fancy, this private space offers a place for moms to change diapers and breastfeed their babies.

Mother's Day Weekend activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission. ​