Special Events

Monday, August 15
Indiana State FairIndiana State Fair, 3pm & 4pm

See Animalia on the Main Street Stage at their Indiana State Fair debut! At 3pm it’s our Wild About Animals program with Animalia favorites such as Kinkajous, Parrots, Ferrets, Snakes, & Lizards. Then at 4pm, help celebrate 200 years of survival during our Going Native program and learn how our local wildlife has adapted to survive around humans during 200 years of statehood. This program is officially endorsed as an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. Click to learn more. 

Saturday, August 27
Metazoa logoMetazoa Brewing Company, 1-4pm

Help the DNR protect endangered species by attending this adult only event. Meet some of the native species that need your help, protection, and most of all understanding as Animalia presents its Going Native program throughout the afternoon. Metazoa is located at 140 S College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Their slogan is Drink Beer. Help Animals. We couldn’t agree more. Learn more at metazoabrewing.com  

Sunday, September 11

Zionsville Fall Festival, 1:00-4:30pm
Come to Lions Park in Zionsville for their annual Fall Festival. Animalia will be presenting two Going Native programs at 1:00pm and again at 3:30pm and Animal Superpowers at 2:15pm. Learn how our native animals have survived 200 years of statehood and see that some animals really do have superpowers!

Saturday, September 17

Back to the fifties festivalBack to the 50’s Festival, 1:30pm
Join Animalia for a memorable throwback event in downtown Lebanon. We will be presenting our Wild About Animals program at 1:30pm near the corner of Meridian and South St. Be sure to come early to enjoy the car show, bands, food, entertainment and more at this fun, family friendly event.

Saturday, September 24

Clayshire CastleClayshire Castle Medieval Faire, 11am-5pm
Did you know there is a castle in Indiana? Indeed there is! Clayshire Castle is located at 8780 East County Road 75 N, Bowling Green, Indiana 47833. It is worth the drive to attend their Medieval Faire to enjoy their exciting lineup of entertainment, food, and shopping!  See sword fights and jousting from horseback. Animalia will be presenting a Medieval Menagerie of animals. While medieval costumes are not required, they are certainly encouraged to feel at home in time at this memorable event. To learn more and get your tickets for only $8, please go to clayshirecastle.com/special-events.


Festival of the Turning LeavesFestival of the Turning Leaves, 4pm
Come to Thorntown to enjoy this harvest festival all weekend long in Animalia’s hometown! We will be Going Native at the main stage. Come enjoy a variety of activities, entertainers, craft and food vendors, a parade, a unique children’s area, museum tours, car and motorcycle show and much, much more!

Saturday, October 8  

Pumpkin SnakeAnimalia Halloween Ball & 5th Annual Charity Gala! 6:30-10pm

Join us for a spooky evening of entertainment, food, drinks and fun as you dress up in your favorite Halloween costume. Who says grown-ups can’t have a trick or treat? To learn more and to register, go to Halloween Ball