Zoobilation 2016 presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

​​​Save the Date: June 10, 2016 • Tickets on Sale: Feb. 1, 2016

Are you ready to get WILD in celebration of Zoobilation's thirtieth year of partying for animal conservation? On June 10, 2016, dress up in your favorite animal print formalwear and join us for an evening of eight rocking musical groups (thanks to our friends at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP), one notorious Indy DJ, more than 70 restaurants and their marvelous cuisine,  remarkable wine, bourbon and specialty drinks!

The Premium Experience

Looking for an even WILDER time in 2016? Enjoy full access to Indiana's premier philanthropic event when you join us at 5:30 pm 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 "Oasis Lounge" in the Dolphin Adventure Gallery. 

Thank You for Your Support

The Indianapolis Zoo is a privately owned non-profit organization that receives no direct tax revenue. Your support of Zoobilation is vital to the continued growth and development of the Indianapolis Zoo and its conservation efforts, both locally and globally. The money raised via Zoobilation sponsorships and ticket sales help the Indianapolis Zoo care for and feed the 1,600 animals and 23,000 plants in the Zoo's care, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts.​

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more info, please contact Liz Mok at lmok@indyzoo.com.

Zoobilation Restaurants

Zoobilation 2016 will feature culinary indulgences from across the city, all in one place, for one night, all for you! Here's a look at next year's participating restaurants:

​240sweet Gourmet Marshmallows​Another Broken Egg Cafe
​Arni's RestaurantBoulder Creek Dining Company
Bravo! Cucina IatalianaCharbonos
BRU Burger BarEndangered Species Chocolate
Georgia Reese's Southern Table & BarGreat American Grill
​Grindstone Charley'sHarry & Izzy's
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites/120 West Bar & GrillHoaglin Catering
​​Indy CakesInga's Popcorn
Jack's DonutsKillroy's Bar n' Grill
​La Margarita Fountain SquareLangton's Irish Pub
Maggiano's Little ItalyMatt the Miller's Tavern
​Mesh on MassMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
​​Morton's The Steakhouse​Palomino
Plat 99Rathskeller Restaurant
Rick's Cafe Boatyard​Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Ruth's Chris Steak HouseSeverin Bar
Soulshine MarketSt. Elmo Steak House
Stone Creek Dining Company​
Sun King Brewing Co.
The District TapThe Eagle's Nest
​The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club​Union 50
Vanilla Bean Bakery​​Vida


Entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Thanks to the incredible musical acts that performed during Zoobilation 2015: 

Sarah Scharbrough Band


The Cosmic Situation

​The Richmonds

​DJ Lockstar

The Bishops


Jason Brown & The Higher Ground​



Zoobilation History

Zoobilation 2016 is an event 30 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 2015, more than 5,000 guests raised a record $2.2 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally.​ [close]​

Zoobilation Extras​​​​

Zoobilation Photography

View your orange carpet photos​ captured by King Shots Photography.​

Download the New Zoobilation App

Discover every indulgence Zoobilation has to offer with our new Zoobilation — Indianapolis Zoo app. Need help navigating the sea of restaurants and bars? Want a reminder when your favorite band’s about to hit the stage? Looking to connect with other attendees? Our easy-to-use app does all of that and more. It’s like squeezing the entire event program into your phone! Download it now for your Apple and Android devices.​

Connect on Social Media

Stay up-to-date on all the latest event news and connect with other party goers through social media. Facebook users can check out Zoobilation – Indianapolis Zoo to find information about restaurant partners, event tips and updates on other Zoo happenings. For those on Twitter, You can join the Zoobilation conversation using #IndyZoob.

Official Hotel of Zoobilation

Thanks to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for serving as the official hotel of Zoobilation and pampering party goers with lots of exclusive benefits. Guests enjoy transportation to and from the event, breakfast for two the next morning, discounted parking rates and other perks. Plus the Marriott Downtown will host the official Zoobilation after-party.

You can get all this and more event information delivered straight to your email inbox each month. Contact zoobilation@indyzoo.com and asked to be added to our mailing list! [close]

Zoobilation Sponsors​​

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