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Visiting Indianapolis Zoo

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Discover adventure and thrill with a unique experience with more than thousands of wild and ferocious creatures from every continent! Indianapolis Zoo welcomes you with its open heart. Located in the White River State Park of the city, the zoo features exotic wildlife creatures. Spreading in a vast area of sixty-four acres, it allows a walk on the wild side of the park highlighting the deadliest and most ferocious animals.

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Explore Indianapolis Zoo

Explore Indianapolis Zoo

White River Garden

White River Garden

Explore the botanical beauty of the White River Gardens. Enclose yourself with lush greenery, exotic flora, blooming plants, blossoming flowers and native wildlife far away from the urban cityscape. Opened in 1988, currently, the White River Garden is a part of the Indianapolis Zoo. It continues its culture and tradition of connecting plants, animals and people. Covering a vast area of 3.3 acres; this attraction landmark features the Hilbert Conservatory with a tropical oasis of five thousand square foot, glistening glass structure and a De Haan Tiergarten. You can discover the stunning views and breathtaking beauty throughout the outdoor garden of the White River. It also exhibits plants from the past of Indiana in its Heritage Garden.

Forest, Plains, and Desert

Forest, Plains, and Desert

A venture deep under thick canopy allows you to spot the iconic creatures that call the forest their home! The forest exhibits of the Indianapolis Zoo features the temperate and tropical forests across the globe. With multiple flora and fauna, it highlights a diverse species of wild animals ranging from Amur Tiger to Alaskan Brown Bear. Spot leopards, rhinos and lions lurking among the rolling grassland of the 'Plains Exhibit'. Not only forest and plains, but the zoo possesses desert climatic creatures also! The dry and hot surroundings may not be hospitable for all species, but it is the home for some mysterious and beautiful creatures.

Rides and Attractions

Rides and Attractions

Enhance your zoo visit with its astonishing rides and engaging attractions. Have you ever thought to outrun a Cheetah? 'Race a Cheetah' offers a close view of speedy Cheetahs with interactive activities. This exhibit is a conservation fund which helps to preserve and protect the species of African Cheetah. You can enjoy this attraction from March to October depending on climatic conditions. Another fascinating display is 'Shark Touch Pool'. Don't miss the highlight of its Firestone Gallery where the largest shark of the nation touches the pool. The smooth dogfish sharks allow a chance of personal encounter for the guests of all age groups. Located in the heart of the zoo, the playground arena possesses a play area with a variety of slides and climbs. Accessible to disables, the park has a rubberized surface for those who take the support of wheelchairs. With multiple of whimsical sites, the 'Flights of Fancy' tucked away great for a romp. Toddlers and tiny tots under the age of five years can enjoy swings, jumps, and climbs for hours on the oversized equipment. Enjoy the unique ride of Indianapolis Zoo, Endangered Special Carousel. It highlights carved animals with an enchanting ride.

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Spot the birds across the world as they spar all around the Zoo. The Indianapolis Zoo allows you to experience an extravaganza of smooth feathers with explosive color and astonishing antics. The 'Flights of Fancy' exhibits innocent and beautiful aerial creatures which come from warm climates of Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America.

Dolphin Adventure Pavilion

Dolphin Adventure Pavilion

The cute and lovey-dovey dolphins bring a smile to everyone's face. With its large dolphin pavilion, the Indianapolis Zoo exhibits a unique interaction of dolphins with humans. It features an underwater dolphin dome of twelve foot high arrayed in the center of the pool where dolphin performs. Opened on its Memorial Day, it is the zoo in the United States where visitors can have a look of dolphins underneath the water surface. The top of the surface possesses St. Vincent Dolphin Theater with a pool and coastal village featuring a dolphin show every day.

Indianapolis Zoo Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals.

How To Get Around?

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What Should I Wear?

Pack the apparels which protect from heat and sun. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. Winter days are warm and sunny, but the nights are often chilly and cold for jackets and overcoats. Wear comfortable shoes and footwear. Prefer apparels of the high comfort zone. Dark color overcoats are versatile enough to pair with light shades outfits.

Indianapolis Zoo Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Indianapolis Zoo is between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It extends its closing time to 5:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You will have an opportunity to feed Flamingoes at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Giraffe feeding held at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Honestly, these experiences will be memorable throughout your life. However, mid of the February is best to explore the blooming of plants and blossoming of flowers.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes several airlines across the globe. Board for the same. You can also catch the train or bus for the city. It offers multiple transits to get around. Pick any of them which suit your budget.

Additional Info

Carry a water bottle with you throughout the excursion. Be punctual of time. Arrive early to avoid skipping a single moment of enjoyment. Follow the park rules for a comfortable excursion. The park prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Do not feed the animals without permission. Teasing, harming and disturbing the zoo animals are a punishable offense. It also restricts carrying bags full of foodstuff. You can take a water bottle inside the zoo. The zoological park allows the photograph session, but it should not disturb or hamper wildlife creature.

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