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About The Zoo

Connecting people with the world around them happens naturally at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.  Your visit to Indiana’s first zoo offers a worldwide adventure as you encounter over 700 animals from around the globe.

Located on 45-scenic acres on Evansville’s northwest side, we welcome you to our unique zoo and think you’ll enjoy being completely immersed in natural beauty.  From the South American rainforest of Amazonia to the Family Garden, Lake Victoria, and the rolling hills in between; Connecting people with the natural world is mission accomplished when you visit Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.


‘Tis the Season to Share Your Zoo with Family & Friends!
Gift Idea:  Zoo Memberships Make Great Gifts!

Upcoming Events

Breakfast at the Zoo with Santa and Mrs. Claus – December 6 & 7, 2014

We are decking the halls to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to the zoo!  Enjoy a hot breakfast while sharing your list with Santa and taking fun photos.  Children will receive treats from Mrs. Claus and make a special holiday craft. Guests will also enjoy animal encounters in AMAZONIA.

Tickets available online only.  Four sessions are available and all sessions are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.   Each session is identical in programming and activities.  You must attend the session for which you purchase tickets as space is limited.

Tickets:  $5.00 for all children age 5 and under
$12.00 for Zoo Members age 6 and up
$15.00 for Non-Members age 6 and up

Sessions: Saturday, December 6, 8 am -9:15 am (Session A)
Saturday, December 6, 10 am – 11:15 am (Session B)
Sunday, December 7, 8 am -9:15 am (Session C)
Sunday, December 7, 10 am -11:15 am (Session D)

Special thanks to zoo supporters: Romain Subaru and Springleaf Financial Services

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