Save the Date: June 8, 2018 • Tickets on sale Feb. 1
Swing into Summer in style on June 8, 2018, with a ticket to Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. Zoobilation is a premier Indianapolis event and the biggest party for animal conservation in the city! Thanks to our friends at Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP, we'll have another outstanding evening featuring rocking musical groups scattered throughout the Zoo. And of course, Zoobilation wouldn't be complete without premium wine, festive specialty drinks and more than 70 indulgent restaurants with marvelous cuisine.
In 2018, our Zoobilation theme focuses on the Zoo's newest exhibit — our troop of highly social, swinging and splashing monkeys called long-tailed macaques. These monkeys live in dense forest areas in Southeast Asia and that's right, they dive and swim. Secure your plans now to swing into Zoobilation and make a splash, because you won't want to miss Indy's hottest ticket in town!
The Zoo hosts Indiana's largest and most anticipated black-tie fundraiser on the second Friday of June each year, beginning with the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP at 5:30pm followed by general admission from 7pm to midnight. Guests dress up in their favorite animal-inspired formal wear and join us for an indulgent evening of decadent foods provided by more than 70 of the area's best and most popular restaurants, rocking entertainment, top-shelf cocktails and beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company and served at 13 public bars — all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo's amazing animals and exhibits!
Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose! As a privately operated, nonprofit organization that receives no direct tax revenue, the Indianapolis Zoo relies on fundraising events like Zoobilation to help advance its animal conservation mission. As the Zoo's largest single-day fundraiser, the money raised through Zoobilation ticket sales and sponsorships help provide food and care to the Zoo's 1,200 animals and 34,000 plants, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts.
Attire for Zoobilation is black-tie and guests must be 21 or older.
Looking for an even more lavish experience in 2018? Enjoy full access to Indiana's premier philanthropic event when you join us at 5:30pm for the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP! Premium Experience guests will receive exclusive amenities including priority parking, Entry Plaza cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a special arrival gift and private access to the air-conditioned "Mangrove Lounge" in the Dolphin Gallery.
For more information, contact Special Events Manager Liz Mok at email@example.com or at 317-630-2188.
Thanks to our 2017 restaurant participants for
providing delicious cuisine throughout the night and helping to make our event
a huge success! Participating restaurants donate ALL of their food and time to participate in Zoobilation! (* denotes new participant)
Thanks to our 2017 entertainment acts for
helping to make our event a huge success!
Zoobilation is an event 30-plus years in the making. The very first Zoobilation was held in 1986 at the home of Herb Simon, where just a few hundred lucky guests gathered to support the Indianapolis Zoo and celebrate its good work. In the past quarter-century, the event has ballooned in attendance and prominence. In 2016, more than 5,000 guests raised a record $2.2 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally. [close]
Relive your favorite moment from our Tropical Adventure! View the King Shots Photography gallery for photos from our Arrival Carpet and more.
Zoobilation Social Media Team
Watch for more details coming soon about how you can join our 2018 Zoobilation Social Media Street Team! We're looking for wildly creative event ambassadors for the inside scoop on food and beverages, fashion, entertainment and of course, animal conservation.
You can also search #IndyZoob or follow @IndyZoob and @IndianapolisZoo on Twitter and Instagram to check out all of the latest updates, connect with other party goers and join the Zoobilation conversation. Facebook users can check out
Zoobilation – Indianapolis Zoo to find information about restaurant partners, event tips and updates on other Zoo happenings.
Thanks to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown,
the official hotel for Zoobilation, for providing a pampered overnight stay for
our guests and hosting our Zoobilation After Party.
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Zoobilation 2017 Sponsors