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
THE ZOO WILL CLOSE EARLY on the following days to setup for Boo at the Zoo:
Friday, October 20 – close at 2PM
Saturday, October 21 – close at 2PM
Sunday, October 22 – close at 1PM
Friday, October 27 – close at 2PM
Saturday, October 28 – close at 2PM
Sunday, October 29 – close at 1PM
Boo at the Zoo tickets are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or in the Zoo Gift Shop. Advanced purchase is encouraged for faster entry into the event.
The Engelbrecht Carousel is now open!
2 tokens per person per ride
1 Handicapped Accessible Chariot available
Open Daily 10am – 4pm