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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 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

Additional spots open in Zoo Camp Session 8

By popular demand, we’ve opened up a few additional spots in the last session of Zoo Camp – Mesker School for Mythical Zoology. This session runs from July 23-27 and is sure to be magical. These spots will go quick, so download your form by clicking here and send by owl, email or fax. No howlers please.

Mark your calendars for these talks in August!

August 2 – Planting Natives book signing and discussion with author Sharon Sorenson

August 26 – Action for Cheetahs talk with Director Mary Wykstra


Check the full list of events by clicking here!

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!




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