Special Zoo Experiences

Give the Gift of Wonder

This holiday season, give the gift of wonder to the animal lover in your life. Purchase a gift certificate for one of our special zoo experiences by calling  317-630-2000. Order by Dec. 16 ​to ensure delivery for Christmas. ​​​​

Make your next Zoo visit even more memorable!

Discover opportunities beyond the regular Zoo visit with unique Special Zoo Experiences that bring you closer than ever before to our amazing animals! Plan ahead to reserve an adventure for yourself or give one as a gift.

Animal Art Adventure

Our animals can create amazing pieces of art! When you reserve your art adventure in advance of your Zoo visit, you'll get a chance to go behind the scenes, meet one of our animal artists and go home with a painting that was created just for you! With five different adventures to choose from — Elephant, Penguin, Pinniped, Dolphin, and Rhino — there is a special experience for every animal lover!

Dolphin In-Water Adventure

Wonder what it's like to get into the water with a dolphin?  The Indianapolis Zoo is the only place in the Midwest where you can! During this awe-inspiring experience, you’ll learn about these incredible marine mammals and conservation efforts to preserve them in the wild before enjoying an unforgettable close encounter with our pod! These amazing adventures must be reserved in advance and include up to eight participants.

Total Adventure Package (TAP)​

Enjoy a day of limitless Zoo fun with this all-inclusive interactive experience. Purchase TAP when you arrive or at any ride ticket location throughout the Zoo for unlimited access* to rides, giraffe and bird feeds. 

*Please Note: Rides and feeds are offered in-season and weather permitting. Check the seasonal schedule card upon arrival for availability.