xZOOberance Spring Festival


Mar 24 - Apr 17

xZOOberance Spring Festival

12 - 4 PM

Activities run Thurs.-Sun.; Free for members, included with admission

presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Marketing Council
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xZOOberance presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Marketing Council

After a long Indiana winter, we could all use a little xZOOberance! We’ve expanded our annual spring festival to feature 16 days of fun with activities running from noon-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 activities.

Inside the Bee Study, see how beekeepers care for honey bees and learn all about these and other important pollinators. Or express your creativity with our spring-themed crafts and even make colorful enrichment items for our animals to enjoy.

Seeking your next epic photo op? Look for larger-than-life flowers, humming birds and pinwheels. Snap a family photo at our beautiful Fly with the Butterflies photo op presented by PNC. And, of course, don’t miss encounters with animals, including goats and chickens.

Outside, you can stretch out with some animal-inspired yoga! Can you balance on one leg like a flamingo? Or spread your wings like a macaw? Meet Polly Pollen and learn to do the bee dance, then try your hand at a game of Pollen Toss.

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.

Unwind with a Beverage and a Snack!

We’re offering a fresh, seasonal menu with a variety of options perfect for your spring outing!

Satisfy your hunger with a beefy burger, BBQ sandwich or grilled brat. Or enjoy delicious sweet treats and snacks like Bavarian pretzels and a nosh box filled with meats and cheeses.

Also, adults can enjoy craft beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktails created especially for our event by Hotel Tango.

Music and Entertainment

xZOOberance will feature a unique lineup of acts during each of the 16 days.

At the main stage under the Bicentennial Pavilion, a variety of talented performers will keep you engaged and entertained. Over at the center stage near Café on the Commons, backyard karaoke with Uncle Frank and Aunt June is sure to have you smiling and singing along!

All concerts and entertainment are included with Zoo admission.

Daily Schedule
  • Friday, April 8
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon-1pm — Dan Kusaya, the Perch Stage
    • 1-2pm — Bob Sanders, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — Ken Aull, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Chris Stone, the Perch Stage
  • Saturday, April 9
    • 9am-3pm — Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day, various locations
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon-1pm — Rock Garage, the Perch Stage
    • 1-2pm — Doug Jave, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — Wendy Reed, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Cathy Morris, the Perch Stage
  • Sunday, April 10
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon-1pm — Cascadoux Steel, the Perch Stage
    • 1-2pm — ICHN Street Dance, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — Nick and Benito, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Chicken Bone, the Perch Stage
  • Thursday, April 14
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
  • Friday, April 15
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon-1pm — Bob Sanders, the Perch Stage
    • 1-2pm — Sock Joplin, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — Baba Yaga’s Stew, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Dan Kusaya, the Perch Stage
  • Saturday, April 16
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon — Easter Egg Hunt (ages 3-6). Pre-registration required. See additional details below.
    • Noon-1pm — AirBears, the Perch Stage
    • 12:20pm — Easter Egg Hunt (ages 7+). Pre-registration required. See additional details below.
    • 1-2pm — Cathy Morris, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — AirBears, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Circle City Bucket Drummers, the Perch Stage
  • Sunday, April 17
    • 11am-3pm — Backyard Karaoke, Center Stage (near Café on the Commons)
    • Noon — Goat Chat, the Barn
    • Noon — Easter Egg Hunt (ages 3-6). Pre-registration required. See additional details below.
    • Noon-1pm — Wendy Reed, the Perch Stage
    • 12:20pm — Easter Egg Hunt (ages 7+). Pre-registration required. See additional details below.
    • 1-2pm — O’Williams Duo, the Perch Stage
    • 2pm — Chicken Chat, the Coop
    • 2-3pm — Olga Berezhnaya, the Perch Stage
    • 3-4pm — Tommy Whiskers, the Perch Stage
NEW! Easter Egg Hunts

Bring your little ones and join us Easter weekend for new Easter Egg Hunts presented by Kinder Joy®!

We will host two age-grouped egg hunts on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. On both days, children ages 3 to 6 will start the fun with an egg hunt at noon followed at 12:20pm with another egg hunt for kids 7 and over.

Plus, families will also have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and receive additional Kinder Joy® products.

Day-of registration will be required at the Kinder Joy® tent near the entrance to the Deserts Dome.

xZOOberance is included with regular Zoo admission
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