Mar 25 - Apr 11


10 AM - 4 PM

Free for Zoo members, included with general admission

Activities run 10am-4pm Thursdays-Sundays only

xZOOberance Spring Festival

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

Need a place for the kids to blow off steam and overcome a little cabin fever? We’ve got huge outdoor musical instruments, animal matching games and creative crafts like a fun springtime pinwheel to mesmerize some little eyes. Seeking your next epic photo op? Visit the Bicentennial Pavilion for unforgettable décor, live music and dancing, along with spring-centric art and activities. And, of course, don’t miss encounters with animals, including goats and chickens.

Just want to unwind with a beverage? Head to the Cheer Garden anytime, where adults can enjoy craft beer and wine plus special cocktails created especially for us by Hotel Tango. Plus, enjoy a seasonal menu featuring Bavarian pretzels, kettle chips, picnic snacks and kid-friendly refreshments. 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 presented by State Farm, a variety of talents will be showcased to keep you engaged and entertained. All concerts are included with Zoo admission.

Fun Times Await With New 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 large outdoor musical instruments, animal matching games and creative crafts including springtime pinwheels to catch the season’s breeze. At The Perch, under the cover of the Bicentennial Pavilion, you may have wild encounters with some cool animals, while making color paper kites to provide our animals with enrichment.

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

Returning March 20 — 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