If you haven’t visited the Indianapolis Zoo in the past several weeks, you may not have heard about two particularly cool summer attractions. The Indianapolis Zoo is always a fun place to visit with the dolphin shows and the plains exhibits with elephants. What you don’t always have a chance to see, however, are Komodo dragons and the Butterfly Kaleidoscope.
Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizards. They are about as close as you’re going to see to Godzilla in the natural world, and they have been on the prowl this summer at the Indianapolis Zoo. You can see them from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and take in the sight of their deadly curved claws, their heavy scales, and their razor-sharp teeth.
While at the Indianapolis Zoo, you also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the color swirl that is the Butterfly Kaleidoscope for a few more days. This is a particularly unique exhibit in which you can watch daily releases for free-flying butterflies and take in the multitude of beautiful wing colors. Unfortunately, neither the butterflies nor the dragons will be sticking around much longer. As summer is reaching its end, the time has come for these creatures to leave the Indianapolis Zoo. You can still see the Komodo dragons through Labor Day, and the butterflies will be here through Tuesday, September 3.