10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
FREE FOR ZOO MEMBERS AND INCLUDED WITH REGULAR ZOO ADMISSION.
Tortoises, start your engines for Zoopolis 500 presented by Indiana Dairy! A beloved Indianapolis racing tradition for more than 40 years, the “Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing” has been rescheduled to coincide with this year’s August running of the Indianapolis 500.
During Zoopolis 500, meet 500 Festival Princesses and see a pace car up close. Enjoy complimentary Dean’s TruMoo Chocolate Milk. Learn about our animal ambassadors in the snake pit. Hear pre-race commentary from IndyCar Series expert Mike King and Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
When the green flag waves at 11:30am, cheer on the tortoises as they race up, down and around the straight track.
After the race, stick around for the Tortoise Chat where you can get an up-close look at these amazing animals. Known for the star-patterned markings on their shell, radiated tortoises are considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful tortoises.
Zoopolis 500 is one of the Zoo’s oldest and most popular events. Best of all, activities are free for members and included with regular Zoo admission!
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