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.
Orchid Escape (Now – March 15, 2014)
This exhibit features hundreds of tropical orchids housed in AMAZONIA, an amazing and lush indoor rainforest exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.
Timeless Treasure of Mesker (March 9, 2014)
Explore the history of Indiana’s first zoo in Kley Exhibit Hall.
Dora and Diego visit the Zoo (March 29-30, 2014)
Dora the Explorer & Diego visit the Zoo for fun activities, including a meet & greet and photo ops.