Explore the Zoo & Gardens with your school group to learn more about
animals from around the world. Exhibits at the Indianapolis Zoo highlight
various habitats, including plains, deserts, forests and oceans. Typically,
dolphin shows run daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm. During the busy spring and
summer months additional shows are added - check the web site for current
times or at the admissions window when you arrive. Passes are required for
the dolphin shows and are issued at the admissions windows. There is no
charge for the dolphin show. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to the
show and will close five minutes before the show starts.
Zoo admission includes admission to the
White River Gardens. All school groups can explore the
variety of plants found in the outside garden areas along with visiting the
In the Oceans exhibit, your students will
have the opportunity to touch smooth dog sharks. Please share these shark
petting rules with your students and chaperones prior to your field trip.
* Touch the sharks on the side only, using two fingers
* Do not grab the shark’s fins
* Splashing scares the sharks.
Dolphin Photo by Jon Glesing