Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oceans: the new exhibit at the zoo opens Saturday

The grand opening of Oceans - the newly redesigned waters building - is Saturday (26 May) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

You'll see bonnethead sharks, purplemouth eels, moon jellies, dogsharks, shrimps, angelfish, anemones, clownfish, and more. There's even a shark touch pool.

The penguins will be back, and their exhibit includes a special "window" in the floor so visitors can see them "fly" back and forth from one side of their exhibit to the other.

You won't want to miss all the excitement on opening weekend when the Zoo cranks it up for the summer season with extended hours until 6 p.m. This event is included with regular Zoo admission.

Parking may be a challenge, especially on Memorial Day (28 May). When the parking lot reaches capacity, the Zoo will ask visitors to park in designated lots on the IUPUI campus and take a shuttle bus to the Zoo. As of now, the Zoo plans to use the shuttle buses on Monday from noon through the end of the day.

Zoo operating hours today are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. But -- hours change on Saturday (26 May) to 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Did you know you can purchase your Indianapolis Zoo tickets online? Check the website for more information.

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