Alligators & Crocodiles: The Fight to Survive presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers

Beginning Memorial weekend, visitors can meet two species, the American alligator and the Orinoco crocodile, that are on vastly different ends of the conservation spectrum.

The American alligator is one of our country’s greatest conservation success stories. Considered an endangered species only a few decades ago, it was fully recovered by 1987 thanks to protections from the Endangered Species Act as well as conservation efforts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies. The population now numbers in the millions throughout their native range in swamps, marshes, bayous, lakes and rivers throughout the southeastern United States.

The largest reptile species in the U.S., female American alligators grow 8-9 feet long while males can reach 10-15 feet long. Amazingly, these massive animals emerge from eggs roughly the size of an orange and hatchlings are less than a foot long. As part of the new Alligators & Crocodiles exhibit, guests can also meet our small, juvenile alligators up close and personal. It’s a wild encounter you’ll never forget.
  Every Sunday, Saturday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  Every Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Every Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  Zoo admission


Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to global conservation and educating the community in new, exciting ways. Perfect for a family outing, stop by and see a variety of exotic, beautiful animals or attend one of the zoo's lively events! 

1200 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 22309

(317) 630-2001

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Attraction Address Phone
Indy Eleven 1001 West New York Street
IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium 1001 West New York Street (317) 274-9749
Indiana University Natatorium 901 West New York Street (317) 274-3518