Zoobilation 2016 presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Save the Date: June 10

Zoobilation 2016 is SOLD OUT. Thanks for your support.

Are you ready to get WILD in celebration of Zoobilation's 30th year of partying for animal conservation? On June 10, 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, all set against a backdrop of amazing animals at the Indianapolis Zoo!

General admission tickets are $250 for Zoo members (limit four) or $275 for non-members.

​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. 

Premium Experience tickets are $450 for Zoo members (limit four) or $475 for non-members.

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 Central Indiana, all in one place, for one night, all for you! Here's a look at next year's participating restaurants:

​240sweet Gourmet Marshmallows​Abbott's Candies
​Adobo Grill​ALAN's Catered Events​​
​Another Broken Egg Cafe
Arni's Restaurant
​BARcelona Tapas​BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
​Blondie's CookiesBoulder Creek Dining Company
Bravo! Cucina IatalianaBRU Burger Bar
Charbonos​Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant​
Dark Horse Delicatessen​Dick's Last Resort
Endangered Species ChocolateGeorgia Reese's Southern Table & Bar
Granite City Food & BreweryGreat American Grill
​Grindstone Charley'sHal's Fabulous Vegas
Harry & Izzy'sHilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites/120 West Bar & Grill
Hoaglin CateringHoosier Park Racing & Casino
​Indiana Grand Racing & Casino​​Indy Cakes
Inga's PopcornJack's Donuts
​JW Marriott-High Velocity & Osterio ProntoKillroy's Bar n' Grill
​La Margarita Fountain SquareLangton's Irish Pub
Louie's Wine Dive & Mass Ave. KitchenMaggiano's Little Italy
Maple Leaf Farms Duck MobileMatt the Miller's Tavern
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks​Meridian Restaurant & Bar
Mesh on Mass​Mo's ... A Place for Steak​​
Morton's The SteakhouseNicey Treat​​
Ocean Prime​​​Palomino
Piada Italian Street FoodPlat 99
​Prime 47​Qdoba​
Quiznos Subs​Rathskeller Restaurant
Rick's Cafe BoatyardRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
​Ronnoco CoffeeRuth's Chris Steak House
Severin Bar​​Shula's Steak House​​
​​​Simple Taste Gluten Free Bakery​Soulshine Market
​Spoke & SteeleSt. Elmo Steak House
Stone Creek Dining Company​Sun King Brewing Co.
The District TapThe Eagle's Nest
The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club​​The Labor District Cafe 
​The Melting Pot​​​​​​​​​​The Oceanaire Seafood Room​​​​​​
Union 50​Union Baking Company & JET Inflight Catering
Vanilla Bean Bakery​Vida
​Weber Grill Restaurants​



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. Plus, follow @IndyZoob on Twitter and Instagram​, and 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.

Tux Rental Discount

The Men's Wearhouse is offering a $40 discount on all tuxedo rentals for Zoobilation. Go to any Men's Wearhouse location and reference group number 6263080 for your special discount. The Men's Wearhouse will also donate a portion of the proceeds of the rentals in this group to The Indianapolis Zoo! Prices start at $49.99 with the discount.

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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Title Sponsor
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Official Hotel Sponsor
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown​
Premium Experience Sponsor
Ice Miller LLP
Beverage Sponsor
Republic National Distributing Company
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Entertainment Sponsor
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Arrival Carpet Sponsor
Moser Consulting
Zoobilation Restaurants Day at The Zoo Sponsor
Citizens Energy Group
Corporate​ Gift Bag Sponsor
Performance Tire Service Company
Coupon Book Sponsor
Barnes & Thornburg
Souvenir Gift Sponsor
Comcast Spotlight
NatGeo Wild
​App Sponsor
Entry Plaza Stage Sponsor
Somerset CPA's
​​Photo Booth Sponsor
Fifth Third Ba​nk of Central Indiana
​Exit Experience Sponsor