- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The Indianapolis Zoo boasts the nation's largest shark touch tank pool, a hands-on exhibit that is definitely one of visitors' favorite experiences. The zoo also contains the Deserts, Plains and Forests biomes, which are each filled with otters, bats, tigers, iguanas, warthogs and other animals. There are also a number of special events throughout the year, giving visitors a chance to swim with dolphins, bathe elephants or watch penguins create some artwork.
One TripAdvisor user gives this tip: "Let me just say the dolphin show was amazing! Get in line early to get a good seat. The auditorium feels up fast."
Adults are charged $15.25, while kids and seniors are charged $10.25. Hours change based on the season, but the zoo is usually open from 9 a.m. to at least 4 p.m. In the summer, there are extended hours. You'll find the zoo about a mile west from Indianapolis' downtown inside of the White River State Park. For more information, visit the website.