Zoobilation 2018: Swing Into Summer
Jun 08

Zoobilation 2018: Swing Into Summer

5:30 PM - Midnight

Tickets are Sold Out!

Presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company


Thanks to our friends at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, we’ll have another outstanding evening featuring rocking musical groups scattered throughout the Zoo. And of course, Zoobilation wouldn’t be complete without premium wine, festive specialty drinks and more than 70 indulgent restaurants with marvelous cuisine.

The theme for 2018’s sold out event focuses on the Zoo’s newest exhibit — our troop of highly social, swinging and splashing monkeys called long-tailed macaques. These monkeys live in dense forest areas in Southeast Asia and that’s right, they dive and swim. Secure your plans now to swing into Zoobilation and make a splash, because you won’t want to miss Indy’s hottest ticket in town!

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 formal wear 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, top-shelf cocktails and beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company and served at 15 public bars — all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo’s amazing animals and exhibits!​

Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose! As a privately operated, 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.

To place your name on our waiting list for tickets, please complete the Zoobilation contact form below.

Premium Experience
Looking for an even more lavish experience?

Enjoy full access to Indiana’s premier philanthropic event when you join us at 5:30pm for the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP! Premium Experience guests will receive exclusive amenities including priority parking, Entry Plaza cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a special arrival gift and private access to the air-conditioned “Mangrove Lounge” in the Dolphin Gallery.

For more information, please fill out the VIP contact form below.

Premium Experience
Zoobilation History

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 2017, more than 5,000 guests raised a record $2.4 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally.

Restaurants & Entertainment
Event Extras
  • Zoobilation Social Media Team

    Watch for more details coming soon about how you can join our 2018 Zoobilation Social Media Street Team! We’re looking for wildly creative event ambassadors for the inside scoop on food and beverages, fashion, entertainment and of course, animal conservation.

    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.

  • Zoobilation Hotel

    Thanks to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, the official hotel for Zoobilation, for providing a special overnight discount for Zoobilation guests! Reserve your room for $159 today.

  • Zoobilation & Men's Wearhouse

    Men’s Wearhouse is pleased to provide you with this special offer of $40 off your rental for your event on June 8, 2018 with mention of Reference Group #7919887. A portion of every tuxedo package will be donated to the Indianapolis Zoo!

  • Zoobilation Newsletter

    Please fill out the Zoobilation contact form to be added to our mailing list!


Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Premium Experience
Ice Miller LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Official Vehicle
Central Indiana Honda Dealers

Arrival Carpet
Moser Consulting

Official Weather Stations

Main Stage
Marian, Incorporated

Entry Plaza Stage
IU Health Cardiovascular

Café on the Commons Stage
Valeo Financial Advisors

Westside Café Stage
Indiana Farmers Insurance

Corporate Breakfast

Corporate Gift Bag
Performance Tire Service Company

Photo Booths
Wells Fargo

Souvenir Gift
Duke Realty

Zoobilation Restaurants Day at the Zoo
Citizens Energy Group

Exit Experience

  • Contact Zoobilation
  • Contact Premium Events