Special Zoo Venues
The Zoo is not just about seeing the animals, and the Gardens
isn’t just about the act of gardening. They're also about how a
beautiful outdoor settings and dynamic indoor spaces add beauty
and glory to the rest of our lives. So, why not plan your next
event with us? We have special packages for larger groups. Our
sales managers will help you develop the ideal event, from
business and social gatherings under glass in the Hilbert
Conservatory, to nuptials in the Efromyson Wedding Garden. How
about hors d'oeuvres in the Bud Schaefer Rotunda, or a full
dinner in the Hulman Riverhouse?
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Facilities and Capacities: (Depending on Room Set-Up)
Adventure Gallery - Up to 120 people for a
daytime event and 250 people seated in
the evening, 350 standing
Huge room with oversized windows providing a fascinating view of
the dolphins in their watery world, including views from the
underwater dolphin viewing dome (evening only). Available day or
evening year round.
Up to 100 sit down, 250 standing, or more depending on the
Featuring the nation's largest shark touch pool, this space will
let your guests touch sharks until 8pm and view seals, eels and
jellyfish. Available evenings only in January-November.
Photo by Doug McSchooler
Pavilion - Up to 500 sit down, 1,000 standing,
or more on a flow basis
A spectacular tent sculpture of white canvas near the entrance
to the Zoo with lots of party space! Available day or
evening from May 1 - Mid-October.
Institute - 120 sit down, 250 standing
Use all or half of this conference style meeting room, located
in the Hix Institute near the Zoo Entrance. This room
can be used for meetings, banquets, wedding rehearsals, and
parties. Available day or evening year round.
Riverhouse 160 sit down, 250 standing
This room comes with a dramatic view of the spectacular downtown
skyline that is visible from every seat in the room.
Located in White River Gardens, this room can be divided in two
during the day. The Hulman Riverhouse is the perfect
setting for a meeting, party or wedding reception.
This 5,000 square foot Conservatory features changing shows and
dynamic and beautiful plantings. Seasonal shows are
The Hilbert Conservatory may be reserved as an exhibit after
operating hours, only in combination with the Hulman Riverhouse.
Admission tickets are required, but prices vary depending on
Rides Tickets are available at a package rate, as are Parking
Prices subject to change.
For complete information, call (317) 630-2051 to be directed to
a Sales Manager.
Remember, utilizing the special event facilities at the
Indianapolis Zoo helps support our animal conservation mission.
Photo by Kerrie Best