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Special Indianapolis Zoo prices for IUCU Members!

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Discount Price (thru Oct. 27)
Adult $13.00
Youth (2-12) $9.00

*Daily admission will fluctuate throughout the year at the main Zoo gate and Zoo website. If you know the particular day you would like to visit the Zoo, you may find a better rate directly from their website. Tickets purchased with the IU Credit Union group discount offer flexibility; they are offered at a set price and can be used on any day.


Zoo Hours:

May 1 - May 24:
• Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Friday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 25 - May 31:
• Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Friday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Mother's Day Weekend

May 11 - 12
Included with Zoo Admission

Celebrate the mom in your life with all of ours! Join us as we put the spotlight on all mothers—both human and animal—during a weekend full of family fun.

The Zoo is home to lots of animal matriarchs, and a beautiful spring day is the perfect opportunity to discover them all.

The recognition beings right as you enter the Zoo with a special "Proud Mom" sticker. Then, the whole family can participate in the Zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues on your schedule card to discover several Zoo mothers and interesting animal facts along the way. For example, did you know that the whole group, or pod, of dolphins helps to raise young dolphin calves? Once you finish the exciting hunt, stop in at the White River Gardens Gift Shop to receive a special prize!

To remember your special day, there will be tasty treats and a Mother's Day photo opportunity located along the main pathway.

Are you a brand new mom? Don't forget to check out the Nursing Mom's Nest presented by Riley Children's Hospital at Indiana University Health while you're here. Located in Flights of Fancy, this private space offers a place for moms to change diapers and breastfeed their babies.



Zoopolis 500

May 22 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Included with Zoo Admission

Tortoises, start your engines! Zoopolis 500, presented by American Dairy Association Indiana, is held annually the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend.

This unique Zoo event and race-fan favorite includes a morning of family-friendly pre-race festivities leading up to the "Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing."

As you come in, meet 500 Festival Princesses and take a photo in front of a real pace care. Then, follow the tortoise and dairy fun facts back toward the Arena presented by DairyPure and TruMoo for the pre-race festivities, including a tire toss game and animal artifacts. Plus, the American Dairy Association Indiana will be handing out free milk chugs from DairyPure and TruMoo (while supplies last). At 11am, racing expert Mike King and Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan begin their pre-race commentary leading up to the parade lap at 11:30am. Following the parade, Tony Kanaan will serve as Grand Marshal to start the race with the green flag and wave the checkered flag to signal the winner!

Zoopolis 500 is one of the Zoo's oldest and most popular events, and has been highlighted by Top Events USA's website as one of the top events in Indianapolis! And the best part is all of the day's activities are included with Zoo admisson! Come out and see what makes the Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing such a beloved Zoo event.



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