TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
June 9 • 7pm-midnight • Premium Experience: 5:30-7pm
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 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!
The Premium Experience offers a limited number of party goers early access to Indiana's premier philanthropic event plus many additional exclusive amenities, including priority parking, special access to animal keeper chats, Entry Plaza cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a special arrival gift and private access to the air-conditioned Oasis Lounge.
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.
Attire for Zoobilation is black-tie and guests must be 21 or older.
A limited number of Zoobilation corporate sponsorships, which include ticket packages, are still available. For more information, contact Special Events Manager Liz Mok at firstname.lastname@example.org at 317-630-2188.
Participating restaurants donate ALL of their food and time to participate in Zoobilation! In 2017, our guests can look forward to delicious cuisine throughout the night from these participating eateries. (* denotes new participant)
Entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
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]
Zoobilation HotelExtend your Zoobilation celebration with an overnight stay at The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. As the official hotel for Zoobilation, the Marriott is offering our guests a great room rate that also includes complimentary shuttle service to and from the event, breakfast for two the morning after Zoobilation and a 25 percent discount on parking.Reserve your room online or call 317-852-3500 for more information.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 Twittr and Instagram, and join the Zoobilation conversation using #IndyZoob.
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