Butterfly Kaleidoscope (CLOSED)

Opening March 20, Butterfly Kaleidoscope presented by Citizens Energy Group transforms the indoor gardens into a tropical paradise to filled with more than 40 colorful species of butterflies and moths!

Watch these wonderful winged insects flit nearby while you walk through the warm, aromatic indoor garden. See remarkable species like the blue morpho, Julia, paper kite and giant owl. Each day, newly hatched butterflies will be released from the Emergence Chamber near the center of the Conservatory. Come to one of our scheduled releases and watch them take their first flight! Learn about the amazing metamorphosis of these magical creatures — from egg to larva to pupa to butterfly. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning colors and delicate details of these fascinating insects!


Following the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb and recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the White River State Park (WRSP) Frank Lloyd Visitors Center and the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum are temporarily closed beginning Mar. 17, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In addition, all scheduled programs, activities, and events, including those in Military Park have been postponed or suspended during this period. 

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, to protect the safety and health of our staff, volunteers and visitors. As the situation continues to unfold, a date to reopen and resume activities will be established, based on recommendations from ISDH.


  March 20, 2020–September 7, 2020
  Every Sunday, Wednesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 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

Other Events on March 16, 2020

Circle City Tours

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 2

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt: Get out and explore with the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app!

12 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

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Pop Up: Pie Shop (CLOSED)

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of March 16 - March 22, 2020

The Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wild Weather Exhibit (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Beyond Spaceship Earth (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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