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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.

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Your support today creates a better zoo experience for all creatures.  Thank you for supporting your zoo!

Upcoming Events

Take a look at the recently published 2015 Zoo Events Calendar and Save the Date today!

Orchid Escape exhibit in Amazonia February 7 – March 16

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 Rainforest in a Bottle:  A Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop,  February 28 (Registration Required)

Or-Kid:  A “hands-in” workshop for kids ages 7 to 11 in Amazonia, March 1 (Registration Required)





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