Corporate Sponsorships

​​​​​​​​While the goal of the Zoo is focused on providing the highest quality of care to the animals and to further enlighten the community on key conservation issues, it also provides a place for a quality family experience, adding to the quality of life in Central Indiana. ​

There are a variety of ways for corporations and businesses to partner with the Indianapolis Zoo that will not only further the mission of the Zoo, but provide the corporation or business with a positive experience that enhances the community in which we live.  Below are the ways in which the corporate community can benefit with a partnership with the Indianapolis Zoo.​

​​Corporate Philanthropy

There are several opportunities to contribute to the Indianapolis Zoo’s mission of advancing animal conservation.  By becoming a corporate member of the Indianapolis Zoo, the corporation and its employees enjoy benefits such as membership discounts, complimentary tickets, year-round recognition, and invitations to special events.  In return, the company’s support provides the Indianapolis Zoo a philanthropic gift that allows us to offer amazing animal experiences and educational opportunities, and to support critical conservation efforts.​

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships are created to assist partners in achieving marketing goals, including increased traffic, sales and brand awareness to specific target audiences – both consumer and business.  The Indianapolis Zoo offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities of exhibits, attractions, and programming. Additionally, the Indianapolis Zoo has opportunities for on-site promotions and official supplier partnerships for on-site sales efforts.

Educational Programming

Through amazing conservation projects and inspirational education programs, the Zoo is able to achieve its mission and, more importantly, change the way visitors view the world around them. The Indianapolis Zoo is very proud of its ongoing conservation activities and educational programs.  These include programs on grounds to the general Zoo visitor as well as K-12 programs that meet Indiana math and science standards (STEM). The Zoo encourages companies to get involved by underwriting these important educational offerings or by providing credible cause-related sponsorships.

Special Events

The Indianapolis Zoo hosts a variety of special events, either on grounds to provide an enhanced visitor experience for regular Zoo guests, or as special fundraising events for targeted audiences.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities include the option of naming rights and special benefits like complimentary facility rentals, Zoo tickets, membership discounts, and even behind-the-scenes tours for employee appreciation, client entertainment, and customer cultivation. The Indianapolis Zoo strives to create integrated, multi-departmental packages that help achieve goals throughout our sponsors’ corporations.  Some of the many special event sponsorships include Zoobilation, Christmas at the Zoo, Animals and All That Jazz, Elegant Vintage International Wine Auction, the Indianapolis Prize Gala, and ZooBoo.

Corporate Picnics/Buyouts

With certain parameters, companies can rent the entire Zoo and White River Gardens for the evening. The White River Gardens can also be rented during public hours. Special animal demonstrations and rides as well as a complimentary dolphin demonstration are available. The Zoo or Gardens provide a great venue for meetings, company picnics, or formal affairs, and will help make your event one to remember. All expenditures at the Indianapolis Zoo support our animal conservation mission.​