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.
PUBLIC NOTICE: The zoo will close early on the following dates to prepare for Boo At The Zoo: 3 p.m. on Friday, October 16 & 23, 2015 and Saturday, October 17 & 24, 2015, (last admittance is at 2 p.m.) and 2 p.m. on Sunday October 18 & 25, 2015 (last admittance is at 1 p.m.).