Zoopolis 500 at the Indianapolis Zoo

Zoopolis 500 at the Indianapolis Zoo

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Tortoises, start your engines! Held annually the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend, this unique Zoo event and race-fan favorite includes a morning of family-friendly pre-race festivities leading up to "the Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing".

Each year, you can meet ​500 Festival Princesses and take a photo in front of a pace car. Then, discover animal fun facts as you head back toward the Arena presented by DairyPure and TruMoo for the pre-race festivities, including a tire toss game and animal artifacts. Plus, the American Dairy Association Indiana will hand out free milk chugs from DairyPure and TruMoo (while supplies last). At 11am, racing expert Mike King and Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan begin their pre-race commentary leading up to the parade lap at 11:30am. Following the parade, Tony Kanaan serves as Grand Marshal to start the race with the green flag and wave the checkered flag to signal our winner.

Please visit the website for ticket information.

Tags: Special Interest, Kids, Families, Indy 500, Racing, Turtle

Event Details

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222


Indianapolis Zoo, General Information

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