xZOOberance


Mar 25 - Apr 11

xZOOberance

10 AM - 4 PM

Free for Zoo members, included with general admission

Presented by Daniel's Vineyard
Activities run 10am-4pm Thurs.-Sun. only
Reservations Required

xZOOberance Spring Festival presented by Daniel’s Vineyard

After a long Indiana winter, we could all use a little xZOOberance! This spring festival presented by Daniel’s Vineyard features 12 days of fun — March 25-28, April 1-4 and 8-11. Activities run from 10am-4pm on those event days only.

Need a place for the kids to safely blow off steam and overcome a little cabin fever? The Bicentennial Pavilion will be buzzing with live music and dancing, along with spring-centric art and fun, socially distanced activities. Express your creativity with our take-home craft kits. Seeking your next epic photo op? Look for larger-than-life flowers and pinwheels plus the beautiful Living Wall. And, of course, don’t miss encounters with animals, including goats and chickens.

Guests can also have free basic eye screenings presented by Dr. Tavel.

Just want to unwind with a beverage and a snack? Head to the Cheer Garden anytime! We’re offering a fresh, seasonal menu featuring Bavarian pretzels, kettle chips and kid-friendly refreshments. Also, adults can sample wine slushies from Daniel’s Vineyard, sip cocktails created especially for us by Hotel Tango, and enjoy craft beer and the new Naked Barrel Hard Seltzer from Upland Brewing Co.

With this much to see and do, there’s no question: It’s time to say sayonara to winter and ring in the season we’ve all been waiting for.

Plan Ahead for a Safe & Fun Visit

To help keep everyone safe, we're limiting capacity by requiring all guests and members to reserve timed-entry tickets in advance. Masks are also required in certain areas of the Zoo. Please read our safety guidelines to know what to expect for your visit.

Music and Entertainment

xZOOberance will feature a unique lineup of acts during each of the 12 days. With a main stage under the Bicentennial Pavilion and the second stage at The Perch, a variety of talents will be showcased to keep you engaged and entertained. All concerts and entertainment are included with Zoo admission.

Daily Schedule
  • Thursday, April 8

    10:30am — Goat Chat, The Pavilion Goat Pen

    Noon — Cathy Morris & Friends, The Pavilion Stage

    1pm — Greg & Kris Ziesemer duo, The Perch

    1:30pm — Elephant Chat, Tembo Camp

    2pm — Troubadours of Devin Bliss duo, The Pavilion Stage

    2pm — Chicken Chat, The Coop

    3pm — Michael Kelsey, The Perch

  • Friday, April 9

    10:30am — Goat Chat, The Pavilion Goat Pen

    Noon — Cathy Morris & Friends, The Pavilion Stage

    1pm — Cyrus Youngman, The Perch

    1:30pm — Elephant Chat, Tembo Camp

    2pm — Dumpster Drummers, The Pavilion Stage

    2pm — Chicken Chat, The Coop

    3pm — Silly Hearts Yoga, The Perch

  • Saturday, April 10

    10:30am — Goat Chat, The Pavilion Goat pen

    Noon — Indy Air Bears, The Pavilion Stage

    1pm — Drum Circle, The Perch

    1:30pm — Elephant Chat, Tembo Camp

    2pm — People, Paint & Percussion, The Pavilion Stage

    2pm — Chicken Chat, The Coop

    3pm — Kid Kazooey, The Perch

  • Sunday, April 11

    10:30am — Goat Chat, The Pavilion Goat pen

    Noon — Kenyetta Dance Company, The Pavilion Stage

    1pm — Ruditoons, The Perch

    1:30pm — Elephant Chat, Tembo Camp

    2pm — The Islanders, The Pavilion Stage

    2pm — Chicken Chat, The Coop

    3pm — Bach to Rock, The Perch

Fun Times Await With Wild Activities

Stretch out with some animal-inspired yoga. Can you balance on one leg like a flamingo? Or spread your wings like a macaw?

Join in on the fun with other outdoor activities, like the Pollen Toss game, and chat with area beekeepers to learn more about honey bees and other important pollinators. Plus, our take-home craft kits will show you how to upcycle items and express your creative side.

xZOOberance is included with regular Zoo admission
Plan Your Springtime Visit
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Presented by Citizens Energy Group
Experience Butterfly Kaleidoscope

Returning March 19 — just in time for xZOOberance — experience the beauty of butterflies in the Hilbert Conservatory. While you enjoy the warmth of our indoor garden, watch as nearly 40 species of extravagant butterflies from all around the globe glide around you. Join us for one of our scheduled releases to watch newly hatched butterflies take their first flight. Different colored butterflies will be floating, fluttering and flying creating an aerial rainbow right before your eyes! You can also learn about attracting native pollinators to your backyard. Plus, our xZOOberance scavenger hunt will have you dashing all around our outdoor gardens to discover the whimsical sculptures.

Thanks to our Partners