Want to go on the adventure of a
lifetime, but not sure where to start? Let the
Indianapolis Zoo be your guide to see exotic animals in
far away lands. Join us as we
explore the wilds of Costa
Canada, during 2013! These
once-in-a-lifetime trips will give you a whole new
perspective of the animal world and the need to preserve
these beautiful habitats!
Costa Rica •
Aug. 3-10, 2013 (NEW DATES!)
eight glorious days exploring this Central American tropical
paradise! The highlights of your family adventure include
tours of Tortuguero National Park, the Green Turtle Research
Station, the Sarapiqui Pineapple Plantation and a cacao (that's
chocolate!) plantation. You can opt for rafting, hanging
bridges, or a zip line adventure. Glory in the natural
wonders of Arenal Volcano and its special hot springs.
Remote Tortuguero National Park is a special reserve
accessible only by airplane or boat and is one of Costa Rico's
most popular parks, protecting 11 different habitats. At
the La Tirimbina Biological Reserve you'll have an interactive
discussion and discover the important role that bats — which
make up almost 50 percent of the mammal population in Costa Rica
— play in the ecosystem of the rainforest.
Rica is considered to possess the highest density of
biodiversity of any country worldwide. While encompassing just
one third of a percent of Earth’s landmass, approximately the
size of West Virginia, Costa Rica contains four percent of
species estimated to exist on the planet. Hundreds of these
species are endemic to Costa Rica, meaning they exist nowhere
else on earth. These endemic species include frogs, snakes,
lizards, finches, hummingbirds, gophers, mice, cichlids, and
gobies among many more.
You will never forget this beautiful habitat of rare and
exotic animals and plants! For more information on how you can travel with the Zoo to
Costa Rica, contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or
Costa Rica itinerary
fall, the Indianapolis Zoo and Frontiers North
Adventures will embark on an incredible trip to meet the world’s
largest land predator — the mighty polar bear — up close
This excursion to the wilds of Manitoba, Canada, will
bring guests and their Zoo guide right into the
Churchill Wildlife Management Area, the destination of
the largest concentration of polar bears in the world.
Guests will also
explore the tundra on the world-famous Tundra Buggies,
encountering bears and other fascinating arctic
creatures, while enjoying presentations by Polar Bears
International and our own knowledgeable interpretive
guides. Some of the fun options include a visit to the
Eskimo Museum and a dog-sledding excursion.
The Indianapolis Zoo has a long-standing
relationship with the staff of Polar Bears International, for
which we serve as an Arctic Ambassador, helping them promote the
conservation of these endangered animals.
In addition, the 2012 winner of the Indianapolis Prize,
the world’s leading award for animal conservation, was Dr.
Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears
International, and the most influential person working on polar
bear conservation today.
The 2013 trip is sold out. To be placed on
the waiting list , contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or
Polar bear photo by Daniel J. Cox,