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
- Zoo Brew tickets are on sale for MEMBERS ONLY until May 5. Click here to purchase tickets and don’t forget to RSVP to our Facebook event for updates.
- Please note that the Zoo will close early on Saturday, June 10 to prepare for Zoo Brew. The gate will close at 3pm and guests must exit grounds by 4pm.
- Zoo Camp Registration is now open! Visit the Summer Programs page to download forms & further details.
- Join us for an experience of a lifetime in Botswana this fall. Learn more about travel opportunities with the Zoo by clicking here.