Indianapolis is gearing up for a wild and stylish summer event – Zoobilation 2024: The One with the Chimpanzees, presented by Citizens Energy Group. This outdoor black-tie event promises a sophisticated experience as the city’s largest annual fundraising gathering for the Indianapolis Zoo.
Tickets for this must-attend event will go on sale on February 1 at 9 am through the Zoo’s website, and they are expected to sell out quickly. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 14, as the Zoo will close to the public that day in anticipation of a spectacular evening.
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The highlight of this year’s event is the debut of the International Chimpanzee Complex presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers. The complex’s Community, Cognition, and Cultural Centers are designed to introduce Zoobilation guests to the Zoo’s chimpanzee community and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals.
Attendees of the event can look forward to indulging in exquisite culinary delights from some of Central Indiana’s finest and most sought-after restaurants. These establishments will compete for coveted awards, including Zoobilation’s People’s Choice and Blue Ribbon recognitions. As the evening unfolds, guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails, fine wines, and delicious beverages, presented by Republic National Distributing Company, available at 15 different bars throughout the Zoo.
As the sun sets, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP will present live music performances, enabling guests to dance the night away amidst the incredible exhibits and animals of the Indianapolis Zoo. Premium Experience guests will also benefit from priority parking, an arrival gift, and exclusive access to the air-conditioned Chimpanzee Central Lounge in the Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.
This outstanding event, the largest black-tie occasion in the Midwest, supports a meaningful cause by funding the care of the Zoo’s 1,400 animals and 48,000 plants while furthering its animal conservation efforts.
Please note that all Zoobilation guests must be 21 years of age or older. General admission tickets are priced at $275 for Zoo members (up to four) and $300 for non-members (limit four). Premium Experience tickets are available for $575 for members (up to four) and $600 for non-members (limit four), and all tickets are non-refundable.