Plan Your Visit

​​​​​Save Time and Money on Your Visit

This will be an epic year at the Indianapolis Zoo! Lock in the lowest ticket price by purchasing your tickets in advance online. Save more the earlier tickets are purchased and by selecting days that traditionally have a lower attendance. Purchasing tickets in advance also allows you to avoid the ticket windows when you visit. Admission prices will never fall below today's listed price, but they may increase the longer you wait to buy so purchase your tickets today

Zoo Hours

Zoo grounds remain open for 30 minutes after the gates close. [more ...]

January and February​9am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday plus Jan. 19
​March 1-19​9am-4pm daily
​March 20-May 21​9am-4pm Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm Friday-Sunday
May 22-Sept. 7​9am-5pm Monday-Thursday*
9am-7pm Friday-Sunday & holidays
Zoo open until 7pm on July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6 for Animals & All That Jazz
Closed June 12 for Zoobilation setup
​Sept. 8-Nov. 1​9am-4pm Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm Friday-Sunday*
Zoo open until 7pm Friday-Sunday in October for ZooBoo
​Nov. 1-25​9am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday
Nov. 27-Jan. 3​Noon-9pm Wednesday-Sunday plus Dec. 21-23, 28-30
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in January, February, November and December; June 12 for Zoobilation; Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve and day; and New Year's Eve and Day.



Learn about the discounts available when purchasing tickets at the gate. [more ...]

Military Discounts: To honor our men and women in service, all current and former members of the military are admitted free on Memorial Day and Veterans Day (Please note: if Veterans Day falls on a Monday or Tuesday, free admission will be offered on the Sunday before the holiday). Plus, all non-military family members receive a $2 discount on day-of, on-site ticket purchases on this holiday. The rest of the year, the Zoo offers a $2 discount to all current and former members of the military, good for the purchase of up to four day-of, on-site tickets per visit. Please bring a form of military ID with you to receive the discounts.

Other Discounts: We offer a $2 discount to members of other Association of Zoos and Aquarium accredited institutions and to members of AAA good for up to four on-site, day-of ticket purchases per visit. Please present your valid membership ID when you purchase your tickets at the gate.

Group Rates​ are available for groups of 25 or more.


Special Zoo Experiences

Looking for ways to make your Zoo visit unique and memorable? [more...]

Special Zoo Experiences bring you closer to our animals than ever before! It is perfect for you and your family, or even as a gift. Check out our different opportunities below:


Hotels Packages

The Zoo partners with more than 30 area hotels to offer spectacular savings on package deals!

Zoo Map

Additional Amenities