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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 representing 186 species 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.


Upcoming Events

Take a look at the  2016 Zoo Events Calendar

Zoo Brew tickets are now on sale! Click here to purchase tickets.

Zoo Camp registration is open! Click here for more information on the full & half day sessions or to download an enrollment form.




The unusual is the usual at the Bloomin’ Zoo Garden Festival, taking place May 7-8 from 9AM – 4PM. Our members get early access to the sale on Friday, May 6 from 5-7:30pm. We’ll have staff available there that night if you need to renew your membership or want to purchase a membership to get this exclusive access!

Our Botanics Department has been busy growing and preparing unique items that will be available for purchase during the festival. Among the offerings are tropical bedding plants, unusual perennials (including butterfly attracting plants), trees, shrubs, orchids, and ornamental grasses.

Click here for a list of plants available during the 2016 sale!


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Tap into your wild side at the 7th annual Zoo Brew event. Guests will enjoy tastings of craft beers, local wineries, and sample food from local restaurants. The event features live music and entertainment in the unique setting of the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.

This event will sell-out, so make sure you get your tickets early! Click here to purchase.







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