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Big events planned at Indy Zoo!

The zoo's African elephant exhibit will be expanded in 2020.

UPDATE: Please check the zoo's website for any upcoming cancellations or changes due to the COVID-19 virus.

What’s new at the Indianapolis Zoo? A lot! Coming up in 2020 is a big exhibit expansion for African elephants, a new concert series and a prestigious gala with world-famous celebrities and scientists. Watch for the May opening of the new Tembo Camp exhibit as well as the debut of the Hot Summer Nights concert series. In the global spotlight in September, the zoo will host the Indianapolis Prize Gala, an inspiring evening celebrating animal conservation’s greatest heroes from around the world.

Here’s what’s happening during the next six months:

March 20-Sept. 7

Butterfly Kaleidoscope

presented by Citizens Energy Group

March 26-29; April 2-5, April 9-12

xZOOberance Spring Festival

March 28

Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Conrad Indianapolis, presented by Fifth Third Private Bank

April 4

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

May 20

Zoopolis 500, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

presented by American Dairy Association

May 22-Aug. 19

Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

May 23

Tembo Camp opens to the public

June 12

Zoobilation, 5:30 p.m.-Midnight (Zoo closed)

presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company

June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24

Zoolapalooza concert series, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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