Mar 24 - Apr 17


10 AM - 4 PM

Free for Zoo members, included with general admission

Activities run 10am-4pm Thurs.-Sun. only

xZOOberance Spring Festival

After a long Indiana winter, we could all use a little xZOOberance! This spring festival features 12 days of fun with activities running from 10am-4pm on 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.

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.

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
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