I am going on a trip to Indianapolis this week, and I am really trying to squeeze in a visit to the zoo while I am there. I am arriving this Wednesday, and returning home on Monday. My original plan was to go to the zoo on Sunday, but now my weather app is predicting that it will be raining and thundering for the entire week, which may disrupt my plan. Here are my questions, which I am hoping locals may be able to answer: How seriously should I take the weather reports? I have not traveled to the midwest that much— is it normal for it to thunder in that part of the country for so many days in a row? Will it be unsafe to go to the zoo / would it be closed due to the lightning storms? Are there benefits to visiting the zoo in such inclement weather? Or would you expect the weather report to be inaccurate, because it is so being cast so many days in advance? How many hours does a typical visit to the Indianapolis Zoo take? My original plan was to get all my business done on Wednesday through Saturday so I could relax and spend all day at the zoo on Sunday, taking my time. But depending on how the weather shifts and on how many hours are recommended for a visit, I may alter this schedule and squeeze a visit in at another point in time. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!