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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 hundreds of animals representing 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.

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News & Upcoming Events

Zoo Closed on Sept 30

The Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, September 30 for a private rental.

Boo at the Zoo Tickets on Sale Now

Visit the Zoo during the month of September and get a coupon for $1 off your BATZ tickets! Click here to purchase your tickets.

Fur & Feathers 5K – Sept 15

Registration for the popular Zoo 5K is available now! In addition to the 5K, Kids Dash, and One Mile Family Fun Run, we’ll also be offering 3 open training sessions for registered participants. Click here to learn more or to sign up today!

1/2 Off Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Explore the Zoo this fall with half price general admission on Tuesdays and Thursdays all September long! (Promotion runs 9/4/18 – 9/27/18 and can only be applied to general admission rates)


Special Event Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at a special event is an easy way to get involved as a Zoo volunteer! Great for groups and individuals, we currently have opportunities available for two upcoming events. Click each event to learn more or sign up!

Fur & Feathers 5K (Sept 15)

Boo at the Zoo (Oct 19-21 & 26-28)




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