Mother's Day Weekend

1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222



May 9 to May 10

The Indianapolis Zoo puts the spotlight on all moms — both human and animal — during Mother's Day weekend! Join us in May for the fourth-annual Mother's Day Weekend celebration. The recognition begins right as you enter the Zoo with a special "proud mom" sticker. Head to Cafe on the Commons next and pick up your free Mother's Day cupcake to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The fun is just beginning as the whole family participates in the Zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to discover several Zoo mothers and interesting animal facts along the way. For example, did you know that a mother elephant carries her calf for 22 months? Or that a Guinea baboon usually bears only one baby every two years? Once you finish this educational and exciting hunt, stop over at the White River Gardens Gift shop to receive a special gift!

Are you a brand new mom? Don't forget to check out the Nursing Mom's Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health while you're here. Located in Encounters, this private space offers a place for moms to care for and breastfeed their babies.

To remember your special day, there will be Mother's Day photo ops located throughout the Zoo as well as Mother's Day coloring sheets online for your little ones!

These Mother's Day weekend activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission. See you here May 9-10!