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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

NEW Twilight Tuesdays (July 8 – September 16)

Your zoo will be open until 8 pm for Twilight Tuesdays beginning July 8!  Regular admission rates apply.  Zoo members are FREE.  Last admittance is at 7 pm.

Timeless Treasure of Mesker (Open Daily)

Discover the history of Indiana’s first zoo in the Kley Exhibit Hall.

Kinderfun at the Zoo (Fall session begins September 17)

Click here for complete information and to reserve your spot today!

Wildfire & Wine (September 26)

Experience the zoo as you never have before at Wildfire & Wine.  Lake Victoria is set ablaze as the zoo comes alive with art, performances, animal encounters, and food & drink.

Attendees to Wildfire & Wine will enjoy:

A progressive dinner
Wine samples from a variety of wineries
Live Art Demonstrations including Owensboro native, Aaron Kizer
Live Music
and Dessert with the Dragons

Click here for complete information & to purchase your tickets

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