A new exhibit opens this weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo that's sure to attract a lot of visitors.
The new "Flights of Fancy" exhibit, housed in the Encounters Biome, is a huge renovation that not only includes the new animal exhibit, but 4-D theaters, the Tots Treehouse and Play Area for kids, as well as the Nursing Moms Nest where moms can nurse their babies.
Jon Glesing with the Zoo says the new exhibit boasts "hundreds of exotic birds in five aviaries."
"Flights of Fancy" was designed especially for families with young children and the focus is to get up close to the animals.
"Parents are gonna love this," Glesing predicted Thursday morning.
Three out of five aviaries are walk-through and interactive. Visitors can feed the birds at two feeding stations.
The exhibit's Backyard Habitat was created to show guests how to attract an array of native birds to their own yards using trees, shrubs and perennial plants.
The entire zoo can be a one-stop destination for the family because a new Nursing Moms Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children is now open, providing a private setting for mothers who want to breast feed their children.