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.
Timeless Treasure of Mesker (Open Daily)
Explore the history of Indiana’s first zoo in Kley Exhibit Hall.
Party for the Planet (April 26)
Join us for a full-day of fun as we learn about our HOME – Planet Earth! Activities include a rain-barrel auction and recycled art contest.
Bloomin’ Zoo Garden Fest (May 2-4)*
Looking for plants for your garden or landscape? The unusual is the usual at the Bloomin’ Zoo Garden Festival! Tropical bedding plants, unusual perennials (including butterfly attracting plants), trees, shrubs, orchids, and ornamental grasses are available for purchase. The Zoo’s Botanical Department is busy growing and preparing these unique items for this annual festival, now in it’s 13th year, which takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4).
*EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SALE: Zoo Members Only sale will take place on Friday, May 2 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. (Yet another Zoo Member PERK – an exclusive opportunity to shop early!)