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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 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

 Old National Bank presents Boo at the Zoo October 17-19 & 24-26 - Tickets Now Available!

This annual event is very popular with the family crowd!  Dress in costume and explore the zoo during one of the six nights of Boo at the Zoo.  Ticket prices are $6.00 for zoo members and $8.00 for non-members and can be purchased online or at the zoo gift shop during regular zoo hours.  Advance ticket purchase is recommended.  All attendees age 1 and up must have a ticket. For a complete schedule of activities, click here.

Interested in volunteering for Boo at the Zoo?  If so, call (812) 435-6143 ext. 406 for details.

Notice:  Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden will have last admittance at 2 pm & close at 3 pm for regular zoo visotors during the six days of Boo at the Zoo.  Gates will re-open at 5 pm for Boo at the Zoo ticket holders.

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