Indianapolis Zoo 2018 Events Calendar

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One of the great attractions and venues in Indianapolis is the Indianapolis Zoo. If you’ve not visited recently, you should make it a point to as there are plenty of new exhibits and things to see. Visiting the zoo is one of the favorite things my daughter and I would do together. Slow pace, take plenty of time to go and watch the animals in their various habitats. A good day of fun for the family.

Here’s what we can look forward to from the zoo in 2018.

 Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Zoo open, weather permitting)
Free admission with non-perishable food item for Gleaner’s Food Bank
 March 16-Sept. 3 Butterfly Kaleidoscope
presented by Citizens Energy Group
 March 24 *Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction • 6-11pm • Conrad Indianapolis
presented by Fifth Third Private Bank
 March 31-April 1  Easter Weekend
 April 21  Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown
 May 12-13  Mother’s Day Weekend
May 23 Zoopolis 500 • 10:30am-12:30pm
presented by American Dairy Association
May 26 Sharing One World: Long-Tailed Macaques opens
a gift of John and Cynde Barnes
June 1-Aug. 22 Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown
June 8

*Zoobilation • 5:30pm-midnight (Zoo closed)
presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20 Zoolapalooza concert series • 5:30-8:30pm
July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2 Animals and All That Jazz concert series • 5:30-8:30pm
Aug. 23 *Naturally Inspired Silent Auction • 5:30-7:30pm
presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown
Sept. 29 Meet a Hero • 10:30am-noon
Sept. 29

*Indianapolis Prize Gala • 7-10pm • JW Marriott
presented by Cummins Inc.

Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28

ZooBoo • 2-7pm
presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers

Oct. 24 Zoolala • 5:30-9pm
Nov. 23-Dec. 30
(closed Dec. 24-25)
Christmas at the Zoo • 5-9pm (until 10pm Fridays-Saturdays)
presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union

*Reservations or special event tickets required.
Special hours and locations noted. Events dates are subject to change.

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