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 representing 186 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.
News & Upcoming Events
Scouting at Mesker
Let us help your scout earn their merit badges, journeys, & adventures. Choose from one of our established scouting programs or work with us to create a new one for your troop or pack! Next program:
Saturday, April 7th
9:30AM – 11:00AM
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, or Cadettes
Click here for more information or to register your troop: Scouting at Mesker
Planning your group trip to the Zoo is now even easier with our new online form!
The Zoo offers hands-on learning through dynamic, engaging field trips. With a wide variety of curriculums available, a trip to the Zoo is guaranteed to meet your education requirements as well as your students demand for FUN.
Learn more about group reservations by clicking here: Group Reservations
Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!
With 8 week-long sessions of hands-on, interactive, and FUN camps, you can be sure your kids are making great summer memories – and learning something too! Sign up for 1 week, all 8, or anything between.
Register before April 1 and receive $10 off each session!
Learn more about Zoo Camp by clicking here: Zoo Camp