Indianapolis’ biggest outdoor black-tie event is going wild this summer. A celebration splashed with style and sophistication awaits guests for Zoobilation 2024: The One with the Chimpanzees presented by Citizens Energy Group.
Tickets for the Indianapolis Zoo’s largest annual fundraising event go on sale at 9am Thursday, Feb. 1, on the Zoo’s website, and they will sell out fast. The event takes place at the Zoo on Friday, June 14, beginning at 5:30pm with the Premium Experience presented by Ice Miller LLP followed by General Admission from 7pm to midnight. The Zoo will be closed to the public that day in preparation for another unforgettable evening.
This year, the Indianapolis Zoo will debut a new International Chimpanzee Complex presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers, which serves as the inspiration for this year’s theme. Zoobilation attendees will be introduced to the chimpanzee community of the Indianapolis Zoo and explore the unique and innovative Community, Cognition and Cultural Centers of the complex.
Zoobilation guests will sample the finest culinary creations from Central Indiana’s most popular restaurants, all vying for Zoobilation’s coveted people’s choice and blue-ribbon awards. Plus, the attendees will sip cocktails, fine wines and other drinks, with beverages presented by Republic National Distributing Company served at 15 bars – all set amid the Indianapolis Zoo’s amazing animals and exhibits! As the sun sets, attendees can dance the night away to live music presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Additionally, Premium Experience guests will enjoy priority parking, an arrival gift and access to the air-conditioned Chimpanzee Central Lounge in the Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.
The Midwest’s largest black-tie event is truly a party with a purpose, providing for the care of the Zoo’s 1,400 animals and 48,000 plants while supporting the Zoo’s animal conservation mission.
All Zoobilation guests must be 21 or older. General admission tickets are $275 for Zoo members (limit four) and $300 for nonmembers (limit four). Premium Experience tickets are $575 for members (limit four) and $600 for nonmembers (limit four). All tickets are nonrefundable.