Date(s) - 05/22/2019
Tortoises, start your engines! Zoopolis 500, presented by American Dairy Association Indiana, is 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.”
As you come in, meet 500 Festival Princesses and take a photo in front of a real pace car. Then, follow the tortoise and dairy fun facts 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 be handing 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 will serve as Grand Marshal to start the race with the green flag and wave the checkered flag to signal the winner!
Desert Zookeepers will also be there to answer any tortoise-related questions and tell you all about the Zoo’s efforts to help these endangered animals.
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