Steps away from the city’s center, you can spend a Night in the Jungle during Zoobilation presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. This single luxurious night is Indianapolis’ premier black-tie fundraiser and the biggest party for animal conservation in the state!
Indy’s most anticipated event of the year begins with the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP at 5:30pm followed by general admission from 7pm to midnight.
For its 33rd year, the theme for Zoobilation is a Night in the Jungle to celebrate the arrival of the Zoo’s newest animals, sloths and snakes. Species including reticulated pythons, green mambas and two-toed sloths are native to lush, exotic forests in different regions of the globe, offering endless inspiration for attendees’ animal-themed formal attire.
More than 5,000 guests will sample the finest culinary creations from 70 of Central Indiana’s most popular restaurants, all vying for Zoobilation’s coveted people’s choice and blue-ribbon awards. Plus, attendees will sip cocktails, wines and other drinks, with beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company and served at 15 public bars — all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo’s amazing animals and exhibits!
As the sun sets on the city, party goers can dance into the darkness to rocking music presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, with live entertainment featured on multiple stages throughout the Zoo.
Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose! As a privately operated, nonprofit organization that receives no direct tax revenue, the Indianapolis Zoo relies on fundraising events like Zoobilation to help advance its animal conservation mission. The Zoo’s largest single-day fundraiser, Zoobilation helps provide food and care to the Zoo’s 1,200 animals and 47,000 plants, as well as funding for local and international conservation efforts. In 2018, we raised a record $2.5 million to support animal conservation.