No summer vacation is complete without a trip to the zoo! Here are nine tips for making the most of your zoo visit:
#1 – Catch a FREE sea lion show. They happen at Sea Lion Beach every day at 11AM and 3PM.
#2 – Buy a ride pass. You’ll get 12 rides for the price of 10…and don’t worry if you don’t use all 12 in one day. Ride passes never expire!
#3 – Visit our newest babies. Asmara the baby Sumatran orangutan lives in the zoo’s Indonesian Rain Forest and there’s a new colobus monkey baby in the African Journey. Our kangaroo mob has a new joey that just started venturing out of the pouch.
#4 – Feed a giraffe. You can buy a piece of lettuce at the giraffe platform for 1 token ($1). One of our friendly giraffes might come up and eat it right out of your hand!
#5 – Turn your zoo trip into a learning experience. Visit the For Educators page on our website for ideas and resources.
#6 – Chat with a volunteer. Our amazing volunteers love talking with guests and sharing their passion for animals and education. Zoo volunteers are easy to spot – they wear bright red shirts with the zoo logo.
#7 – Make a friend at the Indiana Family Farm. You’re allowed to pet many of the animals in the barn, including goats, sheep, and donkeys. Ask a zoo keeper or volunteer for help if you’re not sure how to approach an animal. They’re there to help.
#8 – Try some new fare. You’ll find lots of new menu items at our remodeled concession stands.