Veterinary Examination Room
Zoo-More Experiences

Animal Medical Center Tour

Available Seasonally During a Zoo Visit

Take Your Next Visit To The Zoo Off The Beaten Path By Learning And Exploring Behind The Scenes!

An annual physical exam for a lizard. An x-ray for a kangaroo’s foot. A house call for an elephant with a toothache. Our Zoo veterinarians do it all! Learn how in this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Polly Horton Hix Animal Medical Center.

You’ll see inside the Zoo’s working veterinary clinic and hear stories of how Zoo vet staff care for many different animals every day. You’ll also learn how the medical team at the Indianapolis Zoo works with other experts to improve animal care in zoos and aquariums and save animal species in the wild.

This experience includes views of medical equipment and descriptions of medical procedures and is best suited for guests age 6 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult participant. The building is ADA-accessible. Strollers, food and drink are not permitted. 

Cost per participant (does not include Zoo admission):

Zoo members: $27
Nonmembers: $30
Child: $24

Duration: 45 minutes
Time: Schedule varies seasonally

Staff leading guests on a behind-the-scenes tour