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 2015 featured culinary indulgences from across the city, all in one place, for one night, all for you! Thanks to all of this year's participating restaurants:


Meridian Restaurant

Abbott's Candies​

Mesh on Mass

Adobo Grill

Morton's The Steakhouse

ALAN's Catered Events 

Nicey Treat

Another Broken Egg Cafe 

Ocean Prime

Arni's Restaurant 


BARcelona Tapas Restaurant 

Plat 99

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Plow & Anchor

Blondie's Cookies

Prime 47

Boulder Creek Dining Company


Bravo! Willow Lake 

Quiznos Su​b

BRU Burger Bar

Rathskeller Restaurant

Cakes by Cathy Inc.

Rick's Cafe Boatyard

City Barbeque 

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Dark Horse Delicatessen 

Ronnoco Coffee

Dick's Last Resort

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Endangered Species Chocolate

Sangiovese Ristorante

Georgia Reese's Southern Table & Bar

Sev​erin Bar

Granite City Food & Brewery

Shula's Steak​ House

Grindstone Charley's

Simple Taste Inc.

Hal's Fabulous Vegas

Spoke & Steele

Harry & Izzy's

St. Elmo Steak House​

​​Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown

Stone Creek Dining Company

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites - 120 West Bar & Grill

Sun King Brewing Co

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Tal​kin' Turkey "Real Cajun" Cookin

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

The District Tap

Indy Cakes

The​ Eagle's Nest

JW Marriott-Osteria Pronto & High Velocity

The Labor District Cafe

La Margarita Fountain Square

The Melting Pot

Langton's Irish Pub

The Ocea​naire Seafood Room

Latitude 360

Union 50

Louie's Wine Dive

Union Baking Company & JET Infli​ght Catering

Maggiano's Little Italy

Vanilla Bean Bakery

Matt the Miller's Tavern

Weber Grill Restaurants

McCormick & Schmick's



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 theIndianapolis Marriott Downtownfor 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.

Zoobilation News

Stay up-to-date with all the info on the summer's wildest event with the latest issue of the Zoobilation Newsletter​!You cab 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 SponsorIndianapolis Power & Light Company

Official Hotel SponsorIndianapolis Marriott Downtown​

Premium Experience SponsorIce Miller LLP

Beverage SponsorRepublic National Distributing CompanyCoca-Cola Bottling Co.MillerCoors

Entertainment SponsorBose McKinney & Evans LLP

Official Vehicle SponsorTom Wood Lexus

Orange Carpet SponsorMoser Consulting

Zoobilation Restaurants Day At The Zoo SponsorCitizens Energy Group

Corporate Gift Bag Sponsor
Performance Tire Service Company

Coupon Book SponsorBarnes & Thornburg

Souvenir Gift SponsorComcast SpotlightNatGeo Wild

Corporate Gift Bag Sponsor
Performance Tire Service Company

​App SponsorBluebrid​ge

Twitter Wall Sponsor​​Somerset CPA's

​Photo Booth Sponsor

Fifth Third Ba​nk of Central Indiana