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
Saturday September 16, 2017 is International Red Panda Day! Join us at the Red Panda Exhibit in the Discovery Center from 10am-3pm for information and activities. Become a Red Panda Ranger! Activities free with Zoo admission. Visit Red Panda Network for more information, to make a donation, or to find out how to help save this endangered species!
Please note that the Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for a private rental.
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