Indianapolis Zoo announces $53 million campaign

The zoo will look pretty different over the next few years.

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The campaign will give visitors a unique view of the chimpanzees and advance the animals’ care.

Rendering by Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo announced “The Campaign for Our Zoo, Our Community, Our World” — a $53 million capital investment that will fund a few major initiatives taking shape at the zoo over the next couple years.

The project will highlight a new guest Welcome Center experience that will expand guest capacity by taking visitors through the White River Gardens and into the new Global Center for Species Survival. This space will include a new International Chimpanzee Complex with a goal of fully engaging visitors and allowing them to make a personal connection with chimpanzees.

The zoo has reached 60 percent if its campaign goal and the guest Welcome Center entry experience and Global Center for Species Survival is planned to open Memorial Day weekend 2023. The International Chimpanzee Complex will open summer of 2024. You can donate to the campaign here.

In the meantime, spend the holidays with your favorite critters during the 54th annual Christmas at the Zoo. This year, the event will run now through Friday, Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m. for the cost of regular admission. Get your tickets.

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