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
Teddy Bear Clinic – Sunday, January 21
Our Zoo Vet Department will be on call from 1-3PM to perform a check-up on your favorite stuffed animal or teddy bear! After their check-up, the animal will receive a certificate of good health signed by our Zoo Veterinarian.
The clinic is free with Zoo admission. Registration is not required.
PRESENTATION: Geoff Paddock, Executive Director of Headwaters Park
Wednesday, January 24th, 5:30-6:30PM
Central Library, Browning Rooms A & B
To register for this free event – Click Here
Evansville has plans for a 30-acre Roberts Park in its Master Plan. Join us to learn how Fort Wayne created a 30-acre award-winning park that’s a regional destination point and noted as one of the most successful public-private partnerships in northern Indiana. Headwaters Park is the host site for nearly 50 annual festivals and not for profit events, weddings, company picnics, family reunions and even presidential candidates.
Find out how this park produces income and is self-sustaining.
Orchid Escape Preview Party: Journey to South America tickets are on sale now! Be one of the first to stroll through Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, waterfalls, and exotic animals.
Guests to the Preview Party will enjoy the tastes of South American fare, music, art demonstrations, and docents sharing interesting tidbits about the plants and animals.