Welcome to the Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo is located in White River State Park downtown,
and since opening in 1964, it has grown into a world-class
facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a
major role in worldwide conservation and research, including
accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial
insemination of an African elephant.
The Indianapolis Zoo was the first attraction triple accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the
American Association of Museums
as a zoo, an
aquarium and a botanic garden. Look for the AZA logo
whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you
are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care
for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for
all living things.
White River Gardens is part of the Zoo and continues its
tradition of connecting animals, plants, and people.
This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction
combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and
inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors.
With hundreds of plant varieties on display plus entertaining
special exhibits throughout the year, White River Gardens is an
international showplace for Indiana where visitors can enjoy and
learn about the bounty of the natural world. Visitors to the
Gardens will be inspired, impressed, enlivened, and entertained.
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