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Mother's Day Weekend

1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222


During this fun, annual event, the Indianapolis Zoo puts the spotlight on all mothers — both human and animal.

The recognition begins right as you enter the Zoo with a special "Proud Mom" sticker. 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 the whole group, or pod, of dolphins help to raise young dolphins? Once you finish the exciting hunt, stop over at the White River Gardens Gift shop to receive a special gift!

Mother's Day weekend activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission.