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We will be closing early for Boo at the Zoo Oct. 18th-20th & 25th – 27th

BATZ Hours: Friday/Saturday 9a – 2p | Sunday 9a – 1p


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


Family Fun & Animal Enrichment Day – August 3rd

Join us on Saturday, August 3rd for our Family Fun & Animal Enrichment Day! Hang out with our keepers during our keeper talks and learn how our various enrichment techniques benefit each and every animal we have here on grounds! Additionally, we will have family fun activities throughout the zoo including a slip ‘n’ slide!


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.





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