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.
Apply now to be a Zoo Docent – It’s YOUR zoo, get involved!
Training begins October 2. For complete details, click here.
Annual Scarecrow Contest
Get creative and have fun by participating in this popular contest. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to create a Scarecrow for thousands of Boo at the Zoo attendees to enjoy – your Scarecrow may just be a prize winner! For complete details, view the Scarecrow Form 2014
Old National Bank presents Boo at the Zoo October 17-19 & 24-26 - Tickets Now Available!
This annual event is very popular with the family crowd! Dress in costume and explore the zoo during one of the six nights of Boo at the Zoo. Ticket prices are $6.00 for zoo members and $8.00 for non-members and can be purchased online or at the zoo gift shop during regular zoo hours. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. All attendees age 1 and up must have a ticket. For a complete schedule of activities, click here.