Zoolala 2017: Party Like a King

​​​​​​​​​​Look for 2018 event details coming soon!

Guests enjoyed the crème de la crème of Indianapolis food and drink while mingling with other philanthropically minded young professionals. From 7:30pm-midnight, guests enjoyed an open bar with beer provided by Sun King Brewing Co., while sampling delicious foods from Zoo Executive Chef Joe Hsu and other area restaurants.

New in 2017,  Zoolala took place inside the Dolphin Gallery, where guests could mingle in the nation's only underwater dolphin viewing dome. And they didn't forget their dancing shoes — with live music playing and drinks flowing all evening, dancing certainly was on the agenda!​ 

Guests had the opportunity to start the party early with our penguins during the VIP experience from 6:30-8pm. A limited number of guests had exclusive access to the Oceans building and found themselves surrounded by the mysterious beauty of the world's oceans to pet sharks in the touch tank and watch sea lions frolic, all while supporting the Indianapolis Zoo!

Zoolala attire is formal. All guests must be 21 or older and tickets are non-refundable. For 2017, general admission tickets were $150 and $200 for VIP. Proceeds supported the Indianapolis Zoo's mission of advancing animal conservation locally and globally. In 2017, Zoolala raised over $70,000 for animal conservation. 

​Interested in playing a part next year in this exclusive and glamorous event? Contact Special Events Events Manager Liz Mok at lmok@indyzoo.com or 317-630-2188 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Zoolala​ 2017 Restau​​rants​

Thanks to these Indianapolis-area resturants for participating in this year's event.

Nada​The Oceanaire Seafood Room
​Four Day Ray Brewing


Zoolala After Party

Continue the festivities at Severin Bar, the official Zoolala After Party sponsor, inside the Omni Severin Hotel. After a full night of fun, there's no need to travel far to wind down. Rest up at the Omni, Zoolala's official hotel sponsor. You can even snag a discounted room for the evening if you boo​k now​​!​ [close]

​Zoolala Histo​​ry

Since 2013 the Indy Zoo Council​ has hosted this lavish evening as an opportunity for 500-plus young professionals to network and engage in a fun social setting while also supporting the Zoo's animal conservation efforts. In its first three years, Zoolala has raised more than $141,000 to fund animal care and programs at the Indianapolis Zoo.​​

The Indy Zoo Council is comprised of community leaders age 25-40 from Central Indiana who are dedicated to aiding and supporting the Zoo’s mission of advancing animal conservation. [close]​

Zoolala 2017 Sponsors




VIP Sponsor

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP​

Dance Flo​​​or Sponsor

Wells Fargo Bank

Arrival Experience Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase​​

Exit Experience Sponsor

Beverage Sponsors

Sun King Brewing Co.​
​DJ Sponsor
Turner Construction Company