Jun 10


7 PM - 12 AM

Tickets on sale Feb. 1, 2022

Presented by AES Indiana

Zoobilation presented by AES Indiana

Thanks to everyone who attended Zoobilation 2021 presented by AES Indiana. This year’s event raised $2 million and we are very grateful for the community’s support of the Zoo and Zoobilation.

This summer, we hosted Bayou Bash in recognition of the Zoo’s new exhibit, Alligators & Crocodiles: The Fight to Survive, opening Memorial Day weekend.

Indianapolis’ most anticipated event of the year takes place on the second Friday in June, beginning at 5:30pm with the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP and followed by general admission from 7pm to midnight.

For this single luxurious night, the Zoo’s familiar landscape of incredible animals and exhibits will be transformed with the rhythms of live music as well as the alluring scents of premium foods and beverages — providing the perfect party atmosphere.

The Midwest’s largest black-tie fundraising event, Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose, supporting the Zoo’s animal conservation mission. The Zoo’s largest single-day fundraiser, Zoobilation helps fund the care of the Zoo’s nearly 1,300 animals and 47,000 plants as well as its global conservation initiatives.

Zoobilation 2021: Bayou Bash
Enjoy an evening of pure indulgence that's just steps away from the city's center.

In 2021, Zoobilation will celebrate its 35th year. Zoobilation guests will sample the finest culinary creations from 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, attendees 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 was first held in 1986 at the home of Herb Simon, where just a few hundred 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.

As a privately operated, nonprofit organization that receives no direct tax revenue, the Indianapolis Zoo relies on fundraisers like Zoobilation to help advance its animal conservation mission.

We’re tremendously grateful to all our partners who return year after year to support our Zoo and our mission.

Premium Experience
Enjoy the Indulgences of Zoobilation's Premium Experience!

Slow down and savor all Zoobilation’s amenities as a Premium Experience guest. Beginning at 5:30pm, the Premium Experience 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 Crocodile Rock Lounge inside the Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.

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

Premium Experience
Restaurants & Entertainment
Event Extras
  • Zoobilation App

    Download our all-new Zoobilation App today!

    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.

    The new app is available now for:

    Android » https://bit.ly/3gn4zlh
    iPhone » https://apple.co/3pxEqEt

  • Zoobilation Hotel

    Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the official hotel for Zoobilation 2021, providing the option of three special overnight discounts as well as additional amenities exclusively for guests! If you are looking for a high floor view or are looking for more of the VIP feel, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the place for you. Book your hotel room for Zoobilation 2021 here.

  • Zoobilation Newsletter

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

    Check out the 2021 newsletters below!

    January 27, 2021
    February 17, 2021
    April 2, 2021
    May 27, 2021
    June 10, 2021

Contact Zoobilation

We are happy to provide additional information to help you plan your Zoobilation 2021 experience! Please fill out our contact form.


AES Indiana

Premium Experience
Ice Miller LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Official Vehicle
Central Indiana Honda Dealers

Arrival Carpet
Moser Consulting

Official Weather Stations

Main Stage
Republic Airways

Entry Plaza Stage
Indiana Farmers Insurance

Westside Café Stage
BMO Harris Bank

Corporate Breakfast

Corporate Gift Bag
Performance Tire Service Company

Photo Booths
Wells Fargo
Wise Financial

Souvenir Gift

Premium Experience Gift
Lucas Oil Products

Restaurant Coupon Book
Denney Companies

  • Contact Zoobilation