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.
Take a look at the 2015 Zoo Events Calendar
International Otter Awareness Day- May 27
Mr. Fong’s Birthday Celebration – May 30 (1:30 pm)
Twilight Tuesday – June 2 – August 25 (Zoo is open until 8 pm with last entry at 7 pm; regular admission rates apply; zoo members are free)
Zoo Brew – June 6
(Tickets now available! This event will sell-out. Do not delay purchase.)
The Robot Zoo Traveling Exhibit Opens – June 8 (Kley Exhibit Hall)
Zoo Member Appreciation Night – June 18
Zookeepers Host: Bowling for Rhinos – June 19 (pre-registration required; family-friendly event)