Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

More to do at the Zoo

by Carla Knapp

June 01, 2012

Whether it’s putting a fresh spin on your favorite tunes or unveiling a brand new exhibit, the Indianapolis Zoo has some special events planned to pique everyone’s interest.

Experience the wonders of the sky brought down to earth when the Zoo reveals its newest exhibit, Flights of Fancy: A Brilliance of Birds presented by Citizens Energy Group. This interactive, family-friendly experience opens in the Encounters area Memorial Day weekend. Visitors can enjoy hundreds of exotic birds in five different aviaries that match the birds’ natural habitats. Surround yourself with playful lorikeets, majestic flamingos, peculiar southern ground hornbill, curious budgerigars and more! Guests can walk through three of the aviaries for an unforgettable nose-to-beak experience with these fabulous fowls. Then feed your own curiosity while feeding the birds at designated feeding stations.

While much of the exhibit showcases showy species from around the globe, the Backyard Habitat thanks to Wild Birds Unlimited was created to show guests how they can attract an array of beautiful birds native to Indiana to their own outdoor spaces. Use the trees, shrubs and perennials we’ve planted in our exhibit to inspire you to transform your own yard.

Flights of Fancy was designed with families in mind. With the spotlight on children and discovery, the exhibit also includes a 4-D theater, Tots Treehouse play area, and Nursing Moms Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Also, the Zoo will have you rockin’ the night away with its Zoolapalooza concert series happening Friday nights this summer. Now in its second year, we’ll help you start the weekend off right with live music performed by local bands. Plus, enjoy delicious food and drinks while you unwind to the sounds of your favorite songs. The Zoo will have extended hours for the five concert evenings, June 15 through July 13.