Koch Family Events Lodge
Budgie Walkabout presented by the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The carousel, event lodge, and budgie aviary are the first projects in the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden development design over the next 10 years.
The Engelbrecht Carousel is an instant family favorite, delighting over 40,000 children and adults in its first year of operation! The carousel is open daily, 10AM – 4PM. Two tokens per person per ride, and is accessible up to one rider with disabilities.
The Koch Family Event Lodge opened in September 2017, and is a popular meetings and event venue, hosting more than 300 meetings and events, in its first year. Click here for facility rental information.
The Budgie Walkabout presented by the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently under construction and will be complete in October 2018. Approximately 200 budgies will be introduced to their new habitat in spring 2019. The Budgie Walkabout will be a walk-through habitat where guests are able to delight in an engaging encounter with these small, colorful birds native to Australia. Guests will be able to interact directly with the birds and for an extra special encounter, purchase food to feed the birds directly from their hands. Once the aviary is complete, lodge guests can enjoy a private patio for feeding and interacting with budgies.
Whether you purchased a plaza brick, became a Budgie ZooParent, raised funds as a school project, or made a major multi-year pledge, thank you for your generous support!!