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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

Immerse yourself in the beauty of artistically displayed orchids in the 75 degree comfort of Amazonia! This indoor rainforest exhibit features South American animals, plants, aquatic life, and artifacts.

Orchid Escape is included in the price of regular Zoo admission. Orchid experts from the Botanical Docent program will be on hand during weekends of the event to provide information about orchids and orchid care. A selection of orchids will be available for purchase in the Zoo’s gift shop.
There are several special events going on during the exhibit! Click here to find out more!

 

 

 

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