Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222- Map It
(317) 630-2001

AAA Editor Notes

Indianapolis Zoo is at 1200 W. Washington St. in White River State Park . The 64-acre cageless zoo exhibits exotic animals within five different living habitats. African lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and zebras roam the Plains Biome. Brown bears, Amur tigers, gibbons and ring-tailed lemurs are among the residents of the Forests Biome. The Deserts Biome is home to lizards, meerkats and snakes. The Oceans Biome features an aquarium, penguin and polar bear exhibits and one of the world's largest dolphin pavilions, where visitors can view bottle-nosed dolphins from a fully submerged dome. Visitors can touch and interact with exotic birds in the Flights of Fancy: A Brilliance of Birds exhibit at the Encounters Biome. The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center features a network of cables designed to allow orangutans to travel at tree-level to other areas of the zoo. A behind-the-scenes train tour, a family roller coaster and a carousel are other zoo highlights. Food is available.
Admission (includes White River Gardens) varies according to projected attendance for the day, $15.45-$22.70; $11.70-$17.20 (ages 2-12); phone for daily prices. Roller coaster, carousel and train rides $3 each or $25 for 10-ticket package. Parking: $6.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri.-Sun. and holidays 9-7, late May to Labor Day; Mon.-Thurs. 9-4, Fri.-Sun. 9-5, day after Labor Day-Oct. 31; daily 9-4, early to late Nov.; Wed.-Sun. noon-9, late Nov.-early Jan. Closed Jan. 1, second Fri. in June, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.