Zoo grounds remain open for 30 minutes after the gates close.
Jan.-Feb.: Wed.-Sun., 9 am-4 pm
Feb. 28-Mar. 17: daily 9 am-4 pm
Mar. 18-May 26: Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-4 pm; Fri.-Sun., 9 am-5 pm
May 27-Sept. 5: Mon.-Thurs.*, 9 am-5 pm; Fri.-Sun. and holidays, 9 am-7 pm
Sept. 6-Oct. 31: Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-4 pm; Fri.-Sun.**, 9 am-5 pm
Nov. 1-23: Wed.-Sun., 9 am-4 pm
Nov. 25-Dec. 30: Weds.-Sun. plus Dec. 19-20, 26-27, noon-9 pm
Closed June 10, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day
*Open until 7 pm for Animals & All That Jazz.
**Zoo open until 7 pm Friday-Sunday for ZooBoo
Located in White River State Park along the scenic riverbanks, the Indianapolis Zoo offers 64 acres of both indoor and outdoor animal attractions as well as three additional acres of outdoor gardens. Open year round with hours that vary by season, guests can explore more than 1,200 animals of approximately 230 species as well as 47,000 plants specimens.
Opening in May 2019, MISTery park, offers the chance to cool off as a misters and lush plants create the atmosphere of a South American rainforest. Located across from the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, visitors can journey deep into the mist to come face to face with one of the slowest moving animals on earth, the sloth.
Another new attraction in May 2019, brave guests can get inches away from some of the deadliest snake species on the planet, such as the black mamba.
With one of the largest flocks of macaws in North America, Zoo guests can watch as Magnificent Macaws soar overhead in the summertime. Opportunities await to get up close with long-tailed macaques, orangutans, tigers, walrus, dolphins and so many other iconic species.
Guests have fresh and healthy food options available all year long at the centrally located Café on the Commons as well as other eateries open seasonally.
Special experiences including the Dolphin In-Water Adventure and Animal Art Adventures invite visitors behind the scenes to learn more about incredible animals while also helping to advance the Zoo’s animal conservation mission.
Guests are encouraged to save money by planning ahead and purchasing tickets in advance online at IndianapolisZoo.com. Stay connected year-round via the zoo's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel.
May 21-September 9, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 24-August 21, 2019
May 25, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 21-July 26, 2019
July 4-August 1, 2019
August 22, 2019
October 3-27, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 2, 2019
November 29-December 30, 2019