Plan Your Next Wild Adventure!

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Regular Zoo Hours
  • May 26-Sept. 4

    9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm Friday-Sunday

    • Closed June 9 for Zoobilation
  • Sept. 5-26

    9am-4pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday-Sunday

  • Sept. 27-Oct. 31

    9am-4pm Monday-Tuesdays, 9am-7pm Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, 9am-9pm Friday-Saturday

  • Nov. 1-17

    9am-4pm Monday-Sunday

  • Nov. 18-Dec. 30

    2-9pm Sunday-Thursday, 2-10pm Friday-Saturday

    • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day
Know What to Expect for Your Next Visit

The Zoo is open at 100 percent capacity and reservations are not required. Beginning May, 27, 2023, the Zoo is moving to a cashless system to provide a speedy, carefree, and convenient entry for guests. Visitors are urged to purchase their tickets ahead of time online. For guests who bring cash, we have a cash-to-card service available. The system allows visitors to transfer their cash onto a card up to $500.

Visit the Indianapolis Zoo

Run with cheetahs on the African plains, or swim with dolphins in deep blue oceans. Wherever your adventure may take you, the Indianapolis Zoo will be your guide.

Located along the scenic riverbanks in White River State Park, the Zoo is conveniently located near beautiful downtown Indianapolis with easy access to walking and biking trails into the city. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums.

Zoo Map

Navigate the Zoo like a true adventurer.

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Save When You Buy Tickets Online

Save time and money on your next wild adventure! Purchasing tickets online could save you up to 50 percent from the gate.

Give the Gift of Adventure

To give your loved ones the freedom to enjoy a day of Zoo fun on a day that suits their schedule, gift tickets are a perfect option. These general admission passes are also good during xZOOberance, our Animals and All That Jazz summer concert series, ZooBoo and Christmas at the Zoo. Plus they’ll have a full year to plan their visit.

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New! Explorer Pass offers a day of fun for one great price!

The Zoo’s new Explorer Pass lets you go wild with lots of fun and exciting adventures. The Explorer Pass is $15 for Members and $17 for nonmembers. Here’s what it includes:

  • Unlimited Rides
  • Two Race a Cheetah Experiences
  • Two Budgie Feeds
  • One Lorikeet Feed
  • One Photo Opportunity Experience (taken by guest as a selfie)

Go to ticket booths to purchase your new Explorer Pass and experience the fun of the Zoo like a pro!

Plan your Trip and Get Discounted Tickets

New this year! Celebration Days presented by MDwise

The Indianapolis Zoo is offering guests the opportunity to visit the zoo and save over 50% on admission, with our new Celebration Days we are adding to the zoo’s event calendar. Thanks to our partners at MDwise, we will be offering discounted tickets of $15 on the following dates:

  • Earth Day – April 22
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Halloween – October 31
  • Wildlife Conservation Day – December 4

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Guest Services
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Dining Options
For the grazers and the carnivores
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Gift Shop
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Daily Chats and Presentations

Discover something new about your favorite animals! All our chats and presentations are included FREE with your general admission. See the daily schedule or pick up a schedule card on the day of your visit.

Private Events
Host your next event at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Planning a visit with a large group?

Save money for the same amount of fun when you order 10 or more tickets.