Save the Date: June 9, 2017 • Tickets on Sale: Feb. 1, 2017
Elegance will take flight during Zoobilation 2017 presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company as we celebrate the arrival of Macaws! Flutter your feathery, colorful frocks during Tropical Adventure, and enjoy an evening of rocking 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 from 7pm to midnight on the second Friday of June each year. Guests dress up in their favorite animal print formalwear and join us for an indulgent evening of decadent food provided by more than 70 of the area's best and most popular restaurants, rocking musical groups (thanks to our friends at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP), one notorious Indy DJ, top-shelf cocktails and beverages served at 13 public bars and more, all set against a backdrop of amazing animals at the Indianapolis Zoo!
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 the Zoo's 1,400 animals and 31,000 plants, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts.
The Premium Experience
Our Premium Experience guests always enjoy full access to Indiana's premier philanthropic event by joining us at 5:30pm for the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP! Premium Experience guests 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 Gallery.
Thank you to the restaurants who participated in Zoobilation 2016! Participating restaurants donate ALL of their food and time to participate in Zoobilation, providing delicious cuisine throughout the night.
Entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Thanks to our Zoobilation 2016 entertainment, music played continuously on Zoo grounds throughout the entire six-and-a-half-hour event!
|Circle City Bucket Drummers||DJ Lockstar|
|Endless Summer Band||Flatbed Twitch|
|The 78's||Uncle Juju|
Zoobilation 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]
Find Your Event Photos
Remember your WILD night forever! Use the code from your photo tickets to find your photos from Zoobilation 2016.
Download the Zoobilation App
Discover every indulgence Zoobilation has to offer with our 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.
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Zoobilation 2016 Sponsors