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
The Engelbrecht Carousel is now open!
2 tokens per person per ride
1 Handicapped Accessible Chariot available
Open Daily 10am – 4pm
- Bring the family for Animal Enrichment Day on August 5 from 9am-4pm. Join us for keeper chats and fun-filled activities throughout the Zoo including games, painting, and animal encounters. All activities are covered as part of your Zoo admission.
- Join us for an experience of a lifetime in Botswana this fall. Learn more about travel opportunities with the Zoo by clicking here.
- We are currently accepting applications for our volunteer docent program. Join us for an Informational Meeting on August 13 at 2pm. Training begins October 12. For an application and more information click here.
- Please note that the Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for a private rental.