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
Saturday, April 20, 2019; 9AM-2PM – This event features fun and educational activities to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living, and protecting our Earth and its inhabitants for future generations. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 4 & Sunday May 5; 9AM-4PM – Our Botanics Department has been busy growing and preparing unique items that will be available for purchase during the festival. Among the offerings are tropical bedding plants, unusual perennials (including butterfly attracting plants), trees, shrubs, orchids, and ornamental grasses. We’ll post a full list of available plants as we get closer to the event. Our members get early access to the sale on Friday, May 3 from 5-7:30pm.
ECV Scooters Available for Rent
ECV Scooters are now available for rent! These are available at the front gate on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted. Click here for pricing and additional information.