Zoobilation 2020

Jun 12

Zoobilation 2020

7 PM - 12 AM

Tickets go on sale Feb. 3, 2020

Presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Zoobilation 2020 tickets go on sale on Feb. 3, 2020.

Steps away from the city’s center, you can enjoy an evening of pure indulgence during Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. This single luxurious night is Indianapolis’ premier black-tie fundraiser and the biggest party for animal conservation in the state!

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.

In 2020, Zoobilation will celebrate its 34th year. More than 5,000 guests will sample the finest culinary creations from 70 of Central Indiana’s most popular restaurants, all vying for Zoobilation’s coveted people’s choice and blue-ribbon awards. Plus, attendees will sip cocktails, wines and other drinks, with beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company and served at 15 public bars — all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo’s amazing animals and exhibits!​

As the sun sets on the city, party goers can dance into the darkness to rocking music presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, with live entertainment featured on multiple stages throughout the Zoo.

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. The Zoo’s largest single-day fundraiser, Zoobilation helps provide food and care to the Zoo’s 1,200 animals and 47,000 plants, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts. In 2018, we raised a record $2.5 million to support animal conservation.

Premium Experience
Want to make your evening even more amazing?

Slow down and savor all Zoobilation’s amenities as a Premium Experience guest. Beginning at 5:30pm, the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP offers early access to the full event as well as other exclusive benefits, including opportunities to interact with some of the animals the fundraiser supports. Additionally, you’ll receive priority parking, an arrival gift and access to the air-conditioned St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.

For more Zoobilation information, please complete the contact form below.

Premium Experience
Restaurants & Entertainment
Event Extras
  • Zoobilation App

    There’s a LOT to see and do at Zoobilation. Download the Zoobilation app now on your Apple or Android device to put our entire event into the palm of your hand!

    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.

  • Zoobilation Hotel

    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! To secure your room, call 1-888-236-2427, but you better strike fast as the rooms tend to fill up quickly.

  • Zoobilation Fashion

    Men’s Wearhouse has two great offers for your Zoobilation 2019 formal wear! Reference Group #8433072 to get $50 off your tuxedo rental for the event and 40% off your retail purchase.

  • Zoobilation Newsletter

    Please fill out the Zoobilation contact form to be added to our mailing list!


Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Premium Experience
Ice Miller LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Official Vehicle
Central Indiana Honda Dealers

Arrival Carpet
Moser Consulting

Official Weather Stations

Main Stage
Marian, Incorporated

Entry Plaza Stage
Indiana Farmers Insurance

Café on the Commons Stage
Valeo Financial Advisors

Westside Café Stage
Indiana Farmers Insurance

Corporate Breakfast
WalkerHughes Insurance

Corporate Gift Bag
Performance Tire Service Company

Photo Booths
Wells Fargo

Souvenir Gift
Duke Realty

Restaurant Coupon Book
Denney Companies

Zoobilation Restaurants Day at the Zoo
Citizens Energy Group

Exit Experience

Zoobilation History

Zoobilation is an event 30-plus years in the making.

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.

  • Contact Zoobilation