Thanks for attending Tropical Adventure!
Tickets for 2018 go on sale Feb. 1
Thanks to the generous support of our community, 2017 was a record year for Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company! More than 5,000 guests fluttered their feathery, colorful frocks and helped us raise over $2.4 million!
At this year’s Tropical Adventure, guests enjoyed an evening of live music, indulgent cuisine, sensational specialty drinks and more, all to support the Zoo and its mission of animal conservation.
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 formalwear 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 presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, 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 owned, 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.
For more information, contact Special Events Manager Liz Mok at email@example.com at 317-630-2188.
The Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP offers a limited number of party goers early access to the event — beginning at 5:30pm — as well as many other exclusive benefits, including
opportunities to interact with some of the animals Zoobilation supports. Plus,
these guests will enjoy priority parking, an arrival gift, Entry Plaza cocktails and hors d'oeuvres until 6:45pm, access throughout the evening to the
air-conditioned Oasis Lounge in the St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion and more.
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
We're excited to announce our 2017 Zoobilation Social Media Street Team! Follow these wildly creative event ambassadors for the inside scoop on food and beverages, fashion, entertainment and of course, animal conservation.
Food & Beverage — Jess Hooker & Kaitlyn Kopetski (also known as Blonde on Brunette)
Fashion — Jody DeFord
Entertainment — Reneé Larson-Endsley
Animal Conservation — Casey Cawthon
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