Services for People with Disabilities
The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens are handicap accessible with wheelchair ramps located at all of our exhibits. Wheelchair seating is also available in the Dolphin Pavilion. Please check with a show attendant if you need assistance. Handicap parking is also available for both cars and vans. Service animals are welcome.
Nursing Moms Nest
The Nursing Moms Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is one of the newer amenities at the Indianapolis Zoo. Tucked away in the Encounters Area, the Nursing Moms Nest offers a quiet place for moms to care for and breastfeed their babies in privacy.
This beautifully designed space includes three comfortable nursing rooms, a changing station and wash area, and an activity area where older children can sit and play while mom is breastfeeding nearby. The Nursing Moms Nest is one of only a few such facilities located at Indianapolis-area attractions and was a top priority for the Zoo when designing the Flights of Fancy exhibit.
Don't just take our word for it. Find out what a nursing mom said about the Nursing Moms Nest in her blog.
Photography at the Zoo
Guests are encouraged to bring video and still cameras to capture moments from their Zoo visit for private use. When photographing, please be courteous to other guests and allow them to enjoy exhibits as well. Tripods, lighting equipment and other items that might obstruct guests' access to or view of exhibits are not permitted. Guests can also donate their photos to the Zoo for use in publications, website, social media, advertisements and other uses. Photographers will receive a photo credit when images are used. If you have a photo you'd like to share, please email a high-resolution .jpeg file to email@example.com.
Commercial photographers are also welcome to photograph using the Zoo's photography guidelines. Sessions must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For more information about scheduling a private photography session for your engagement and wedding, senior class portraits, prom and other special occasions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 630-2008. For media requests, please contact email@example.com or (317) 630-3257.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a smoke-free environment. This policy also includes e-cigarettes.