Last year’s event sold out in record time, so check back soon for additional details.
Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company is Indianapolis’ premier black-tie fundraiser and the biggest party for animal conservation in the state! We raised a record $2.5 million in 2018 to support animal conservation.
Indy’s most anticipated event of the year begins with the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP at 5:30pm followed by general admission from 7pm to midnight. Guests dress up in their favorite animal-inspired formal wear and join us for an indulgent evening of decadent foods provided by more than 70 of the area’s best and most popular restaurants, rocking entertainment, top-shelf cocktails and beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company and served at 15 public bars — all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo’s amazing animals and exhibits!
With help from our friends at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, we’re working on another outstanding evening of live entertainment featuring rocking musical groups scattered throughout the Zoo. And of course, Zoobilation wouldn’t be complete without premium wine, festive specialty drinks and more than 70 indulgent restaurants with marvelous cuisine.
Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose! As a privately operated, nonprofit organization that receives no direct tax revenue, the Indianapolis Zoo relies on fundraising events like Zoobilation to help advance its animal conservation mission. As the Zoo’s largest single-day fundraiser, the money raised through Zoobilation ticket sales and sponsorships help provide food and care to the Zoo’s 1,200 animals and 46,000 plants, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts.
Enjoy full access to Indiana’s premier philanthropic event when you join us at 5:30pm for the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP! Premium Experience guests will receive exclusive amenities including priority parking, Entry Plaza cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a special arrival gift and private access to the air-conditioned “Venom Lounge” in the St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery.
For more Zoobilation information, please complete the contact form below.
Thanks to our 2018 restaurant participants for providing delicious cuisine throughout the night and helping to make our event a huge success! Participating restaurants donate ALL of their food and time to participate in Zoobilation! (* denotes new participant)
The night will filled with the sounds of live entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Check back soon for our 2019 music lineup!
App features include the event map, with restaurant and specialty bar locations, entertainment schedule and stage locations, sponsor den and table locations plus so much more. On the night of the event, you’ll also be able to vote for your favorite restaurant to win the People’s Choice Award.
JW Marriott and Indianapolis Marriott Downtown are the official hotels for Zoobilation 2019, for providing a special overnight discount as well as additional amenities exclusively for guests! Check back soon for more details.
Please fill out the Zoobilation contact form to be added to our mailing list!
Ice Miller LLP
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Central Indiana Honda Dealers
Entry Plaza Stage
IU Health Cardiovascular
Café on the Commons Stage
Valeo Financial Advisors
Westside Café Stage
Indiana Farmers Insurance
Corporate Gift Bag
Performance Tire Service Company
Premium Experience Gift
Compass Commercial Construction Group
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
The very first Zoobilation was held in 1986 at the home of Herb Simon, where just a few hundred lucky guests gathered to support the Indianapolis Zoo and celebrate its good work. In the past quarter-century, the event has ballooned in attendance and prominence. In 2018, more than 5,500 guests raised a record $2.5 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally.