Indianapolis Zoo located in White River State Park
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1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222



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 downtown in White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo is a 64-acre accredited zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. Since opening in 1964, the zoo takes pride in providing year-round and lifelong recreational learning experiences for its more than 1 million annual visitors and instilling in them a sense of stewardship for Earth's plants and animals. The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

The primary points where people connect with animals and plants are within the zoo's "biomes," or collection of habitats. Approximately 250 species totaling 2,000 animals and 2,000 varieties of plants are presented together in simulated natural habitats.

As visitors travel through the zoo, they go from one fascinating ecological system to another, and they begin to get a sense of appreciation for the diversity of life. Because many people will never have the opportunity to visit an African Savannah or an Asian temperate forest, the zoo immerses guests into these natural environments. For example: touch sharks, race a cheetah, view dolphins from more than 10 feet under water, feed birds as they rest on your shoulder, or elevate yourself into the arboreal world of orangutans. From the arctic land of the penguins and polar bear near the front of the zoo to the realm of the kings of the beasts -- the majestic African lions -- near the far end, a visit to the Indianapolis Zoo is literally a trip around the world!

In addition, the zoo's White River Gardens includes a 5,000 square foot conservatory and three acres of beautifully landscaped outdoor garden rooms.

Plan your trip in advance at  to lock in a lower ticket price, saving you time and money when you visit. Stay connected year-round via the zoo's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel.

If you're hungry or thirsty during your visit, try one of the on-site restaurants: Cafe on the Commons (burgers, BBQ, salad), Nana's Gourmet Snack Shop (hot dogs, gourmet treats), Westside Cafe (pizza, breadsticks), Encounters Snacks (ICEEs, drinks, snacks), Farm-To-Table Stand (healthy food and snacks), Flora Cafe at the Gardens (snacks, sides, desserts), Dining Carts (quick treats and drinks).


Butterfly Kaleidoscope

March 16-September 3, 2018

Elegant Vintages Annual International Wine Auction

March 24, 2018

Easter Weekend

March 31-April 1, 2018

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day

April 21, 2018

Mother's Day Weekend

May 12-13, 2018

Zoopolis 500 - Presented by American Dairy Association

May 23, 2018

Sharing One World - Long-Tailed Macaques

May 26-September 30, 2018

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Art Exhibition

June 1-August 22, 2018

Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

June 8, 2018

Zoolapalooza Concert Series

June 15-July 20, 2018

Animals and All That Jazz Concert Series

July 5-August 2, 2018

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Artists Reception and Silent Auction

August 23, 2018

Meet A Hero

September 29, 2018

The Indianapolis Prize Gala

September 29, 2018

Halloween ZooBoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers

October 4-28, 2018


October 24, 2018

Christmas at the Zoo

November 23-December 30, 2018



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