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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

Take a look at the  2016 Zoo Events Calendar

Zoo Camp registration is open! Click here for more information on the full & half day sessions or to download an enrollment form.


Registration is live for the Fur & Feathers 5K at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden on July 23, 2016! To register, please click here.

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