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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

ECV Rentals

$20 per day + tax

Available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of these rentals, we are unable to guarantee availability and these cannot be reserved in advance. Must be 18 years and older and must leave a valid driver’s license or ID. 400-pound weight limit.






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Before you show up - Here's what you should know!

  1. Members do not require reservations at any time for general admission.
  2. Non-Zoo Members public MUST reserve tickets!
  3. Tickets are Time Slotted to regulate capacity.
  4. Rainforest Cafe seating is open weekly, 9:00a to 5:00p (weather and staffing permitting). Outdoor Seating Available.
  5. Certain amenities are unavailable - please click here for the most recent updates.