The Columbian Park Zoo. located in Columbian Park, is the second oldest zoo in Indiana dating back to 1908. The original animals housed at the zoo included foxes, skunks, pelicans, deer, lynx, prairie dogs and a wolf. Today, the Zoo features several “immersion” exhibits and the animal collection consists of nearly 200 animals representing approximately 90 species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year that inspire an appreciation for the world's wildlife. Enjoy a butterfly garden, petting zoo, gift shop, outdoor art, a "Wild Tykes Play Zone" and more. Admission is free.