Save the date: Tickets go on sale Feb. 2, 2015
G'day mates! Zoobilation 2015 is going to be a rip snorter of a bash brought to you by our cobbers at Indianapolis Power & Light Company! To celebrate the return of our koalas, we're going off in dinkum down under fashion, just like the Aussies themselves. Put on your best bib and tucker for this black-tie event. Blokes and sheilas are also invited to dress in their dinky di range wear. Join us for a grouse evo and enjoy some bonzer grog and tucker as you rage into the night like you're in Oz.
Now in its 29th year, the Zoo will host the city’s premier
philanthropic event from 7pm to midnight June 12, with the Premium Experience
presented by Ice Miller LLP starting at 5:30pm. Guests can then rage on at the official after-party from 11pm-2am at the
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The Zoo will be closed to the
public that day in preparation for this unforgettable evening.
Zoobilation is the largest black-tie fundraiser in Indiana and is held annually on the second Friday in June. Proceeds will support the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts around the globe and close to home. While exploring the wild diversity of the Indianapolis Zoo landscape, be sure to:
Sample a diverse selection of tucker and grog (that’s slang for food and drinks) from 70 of Central Indiana’s best eateries, all vying for the coveted blue ribbon awards as well as the people’s choice award.
Sip on top-shelf cocktails, wines and other drinks served at 13 different bars, with beverages sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company of Indiana.
Enjoy unmatched entertainment featuring nine of the area's hottest acts performing on four stages. Entertainment is presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP.
Take a flight through the night on Indianapolis' only roller coaster, or enjoy the beautiful city-scape aboard the Skyline at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.
Plus, the Premium Experience offers the first opportunity to welcome back our koalas and get the party started early. From 5:30-7pm, Premium Experience guests will receive exclusive benefits, including priority parking, an arrival gift, full access to the air-conditioned Oasis Lounge in the Dolphin Gallery, early access to restaurant booths and more!
The money raised by Zoobilation helps the Indianapolis Zoo care for and feed the 1,600 animals and 23,000 plants in our collection, as well as to support our global conservation initiatives. Contributions also propel many diverse and far-reaching education efforts.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more info, please contact Liz Mok at firstname.lastname@example.org.
cobber - friend
sheilas - women
rip snorter - great, fantastic
dinky di - the real thing, genuine
going off - used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun
evo - evening
dinkum - true, real
bonzer - great
down under - Australia
grog - liquor, beer
Aussie - Australians
tucker - food
best bib and tucker - your best clothes
rage on - continue partying
blokes - men
Oz - Australia
Zoobilation 2015 will feature culinary indulgences from across the city, all in one place, for one night, all for you! Check back soon for a complete list of participating restaurants, which will all compete for the coveted blue ribbon awards. Last year's winners include:
Blue Ribbon Awards
Best Decor: St. Elmo Steak House and Harry & Izzy's
Best Appetizer: St. Elmo Steak House
Best Entree: Market Table
Best Dessert: Stone Creek Dining Company
Best Drink: Plat 99
People's Choice Award presented by Tetherball: Another Broken Egg Cafe [close]
Entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
We're planning another amazing lineup featuring some of the area's hottest musical acts. Check back soon for more details. [close]
Zoobilation 2015 is an event 29 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 2014, more than 5,000 guests raised a record $2.1 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally. [close]
Official Hotel of Zoobilation
Escape to the city for a worry-free evening at Zoobilation. Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is once again the official hotel of Zoobilation and they're ready to pamper party goers with lots of exclusive benefits. Guests will 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. Reserve your overnight stay by booking online or calling 800-266-9432 and asking for the Zoobilation room block.
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 email@example.com and asked to be added to our mailing list! [close]
Official Hotel Sponsor
Premium Experience Sponsor
Restaurant Judging Sponsor
Official Vehicle Sponsor
Zoobilation Restaurants Day At The Zoo Sponsor
Official Weather Station
Photo Booth Sponsor
Souvenir Gift Sponsor
Orange Carpet Sponsor