USA Today Best Exhibit Award Contest

Help Us Win USA Today's Best Exhibit Award!


We’re excited to announce that our Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center has been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Zoo Exhibits! And we need your help to reach the top! 

You can vote daily — on every browser and every device — through 11:59am on Monday, April 30. Then share the poll on social media and encourage your family and friends to vote as well.

Since its opening in 2014, the Center has been widely regarded as one of the world’s most significant zoo exhibits. The USA Today nomination recognizes the Center’s innovative design that stimulates the apes’ social, physical and intellectual abilities.

This award-winning facility also provides unique opportunities for guests to appreciate the remarkable similarities between our two species. Visitors can watch orangutans climb 80 feet overhead then come face-to-face with these incredibly intelligent apes.

The Center is home to 12 orangutans, one of the largest groups in any American zoo. Among them, our adorable babies Mila and Max have captured the hearts of our community!

To be nominated for this award alongside some of the nation’s best zoos and aquariums shows the work the Indianapolis Zoo is doing to support animal conservation is recognized at the highest levels.

Please vote now and help us spread the word that the nation’s best zoo exhibit is here at the Indianapolis Zoo! 

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