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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.

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Your support today creates a better zoo experience for all creatures.  Thank you for supporting your zoo!

Upcoming Events

Take a look at the recently published 2015 Zoo Events Calendar and Save the Date today!

Orchid Escape exhibit in Amazonia February 7 – March 16

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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Volunteer Overview – Saturday, March 7, 9 am

Volunteers logged over 9,000 hours at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in 2014!   From one-day a year, to one-day a week and everything in-between, your zoo needs you for “hands-in” help. Join zoo staff for an informative (and informal) meeting to learn about the different volunteer “paths” at your zoo.  Attendees should park in Lot D (off Bement Ave.; commonly referred to as the “old zoo entrance”) where you will be greeted at the gate by a zoo staff member.  Questions? Contact Dawn at [email protected]





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