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*****Important Update | Updated 6.11.2020*****

We will reopen to the public June 14 for members and June 15 for the general public

Please note, if you have a membership certificate that says “Redeem by May 1”. We will, of course, honor that certificate once we reopen. Please do not worry about the date on those certificates at this time.

Due to updated guidelines issued by local and federal officials, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden will be closed to the public until June 14/15 as part of our ongoing efforts to protect our staff, visitors, and the animals in our care. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will open our gates as soon as it is safe to do so.

During this time the Zoo staff will continue daily care for the animals and plants. We know you miss seeing the animals and they miss seeing you. We will continue to share photos, videos, and stories with you during this closure and continue to provide updates throughout.

The Zoo relies heavily on membership and attendance for financial support, we thank you for your continued commitment of support during this time. We understand that people who have memberships may have questions regarding this closure. Any current Zoo members will have their expiration dates extended the length of the closure. If you purchase a membership while we are closed, we will send you a receipt for your records, and will activate and mail your membership packet once we have an opening date. We will continue to communicate any updates to you.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


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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 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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We're Open again!Just with a couple of changes!

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

  2. Members and General public MUST reserve tickets!
  3. Ticket Purchases are ONLINE ONLY!
  4. Tickets are also Time Slotted to regulate capacity
  5. Traffic is ONE WAY throughout the zoo
  6. Indoor habitats are temporarily closed
  7. Rainforest Cafe seating is outdoor only