The Indianapolis Zoo is a community icon with a global mission. We inspire people of all ages to protect nature, and our team is working to save species around the world.
Our global path includes new and exciting developments like the International Chimpanzee Complex. When you give to support the campaign, you will help create a Zoo-spanning home for thirty chimpanzees. This will be our most engaging encounter to date, and the first of its kind in North America.
The entry experience will become an immersive outdoor walkway, complete with animal encounters. When you give a gift of any amount, you will help us welcome the world in a brand new fashion.
With your help we will expand our impact. The Indianapolis Zoo will open Mission Control for conservation — serving 10,000 global field scientists in full view of Zoo visitors.
Your gift will help to create a vast environment with multiple outdoor yards and buildings connected by a series of elevated trails, enabling the chimpanzees to travel freely among spaces.
The International Chimpanzee Complex will span a large portion of the Zoo’s campus and provide an enriching, functional forest for approximately 30 chimpanzees. This innovative exhibit—the first of its kind in a zoo setting—will recreate important aspects of chimpanzees’ natural habitat, allowing them to explore, socialize, and thrive.
Gifts of $500 and more are entitled to special recognition opportunities as outlined below. To learn more, please contact Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement, via email or at 317-630-2703.