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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 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.


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News & Upcoming Events

Become a Zoo Docent!

Do you love animals? Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Come to an informational meeting on Sunday, August 12 to learn more about the Zoo’s docent program!


Summer Camp sessions are filling fast!

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! Sessions are starting to fill up, so don’t delay registration!

Learn more about Zoo Camp by clicking here: Zoo Camp



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