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The International Orangutan Center is one of the many must-see attractions at the Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis Zoo
Get eye-to-eye with orangutans at the Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

General Info and Tips

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.  The Zoo protects nature and inspires people to care for our world, with a portion of each ticket funding wildlife conservation. Hang out with orangutans, Extreme Snakes, and dolphins, or explore the newest exhibit, Kangaroo Crossing. There are several biomes to enjoy: experience the Deserts, soar with Flights of Fancy, climb in the Forests, swim in the Oceans, or Roam the Plains! Can’t make it to the physical zoo? No problem! Animal webcams are available 24/7.

Zoo with chimps

Top Exhibits:

  • Penny and Jock Fortune International Chimpanzee Complex: Chimpanzees have arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo! The new complex is home to a community of 21 chimpanzees and is one of the largest chimpanzee habitats in the country. With three living spaces connected by an overhead trail, chimpanzees have the freedom to decide where to go, what to do and who to do it with. Plan your visit and watch chimpanzees be…chimpanzees. Get tickets at
  • International Orangutan Center: Designed to stimulate the apes' physical, social and intellectual abilities, the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center is home to one of the largest groups of orangutans in any American zoo.
  • Extreme Snakes: Hang out with more than 20 species from around the world, including some of the largest and most dangerous. Brave guests can then get as close as they dare to an animal widely regarded as one of the deadliest snakes on the planet.
  • Magnificent Macaws: 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.
  • 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.

Tips for Visiting:

Tickets are $15-$34.75 for adults, $15-$31.75 for children ages 2-12, $15-$32.75 for seniors 62+, and children under 2 are free. Combine and save on Indy’s top attractions with a 1-day or 3-day Indy Attraction Pass. Save up to 50 percent when you buy tickets online before your visit. Be sure to wear weather- and walking- friendly attire and shoes. The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens are fully ADA accessible. Learn more on our Accessible Indy guide.

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