INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--It didn’t take long for Zoobilation 2018 to sell out. The June 8 event sold out in just 10 minutes after tickets went on sale Thursday morning, according to officials with the Indianapolis Zoo–a record for the event. FOX59 and CBS4 are proud media partners.
This year's Zoobilation will be held on Friday, June 8 with the theme of "Swing into Summer." Each year, the event draws thousands of guests with the best of central Indiana's food, beverages, fashion and entertainment.
Eight bands will be in attendance, as well as one of Indy's hottest DJs, who has not yet been named.
Given the theme this year, the Indianapolis Zoo is hoping to see "lots of bright, breezy, animal-inspired fashions" to celebrate the zoo's new long-tailed macaques.
"Now in its 32nd year, Zoobilation is also a party with a purpose as it supports the Zoo’s mission of animal conservation. In 2017, this luxurious event raised a record $2.4 million to help fund the care of the Zoo’s 1,200 animals and 34,000 plants as well as its global conservation initiatives," the zoo said in a release.
Attire for Zoobilation is black-tie and guests must be 21 or older. The event will begin with a "premium experience" at 5:30 p.m., followed by general admission from 7 p.m. to midnight.
The Premium Experience offers a limited number guests early access to the event as well as other exclusive benefits, including opportunities to interact with some of the animals Zoobilation supports. Guests who purchase these tickets will have priority parking, an arrival gift and access to the air-conditioned Mangrove Lounge in the St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.
Money raised from the event goes to help the zoo advance its animal conservation mission.
FOX59 is a sponsor of the event again this year. Click here to check out a photo gallery of the food, fashion and fun at last year's fundraiser.