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Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

1545 Mesker Park Drive

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, Situated on 50-scenic acres of rolling hills on Evansville's northwest side, this Zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of diverse botanic species, and the indoor rainforest exhibit AMAZONIA, Forest of Riches. Founded in 1928.


Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s mission is to foster the preservation of the Earth’s diverse species and living systems through an active role in education and conservation in our regional and professional community. We will forge connections between people and the natural world by providing quality experiences that promote understanding and celebrate the rich tapestry of life.


Julie LaMar

Thursday, June 7, 2018
I had not been to the zoo since I was a child. Mesker Park Zoo was amazing. We had a wonderful day exploring. The park is broken down into continents and the types of creatures you would encounter while visiting those locations. They have a wonderful gift shop. Great photo opportunities. An indoor tropical sanctuary that blew my mind. I saw animals that I didn't even know existed. Very clean and overall great experience.

Stephen Smith

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Mesker has a wide variety of animals and plant life. Several upgrades and new amenities are being built. It's good to see they are actively improving Indiana's first zoo. There are locations for parties and black tie events. A tram is available to take guest around to different stops throughout. Various memberships are available and are valid at other zoos around the country. One of the few places in the area that are worth the cost of admission.

Nancy Peters

Monday, June 25, 2018
I have loved this zoo since I was a kid. They have worked really hard to keep making it better. We got a new rhino, Rupert, at the end of last year and just recently received a new Giraffe, Clementine. Love the carousel too. A small zoo compared to others like Cincinnati or others but worth taking in.

Kory Ridgeway-Conklin

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
We really enjoyed this zoo! You can really see the animals up close unlike some other zoos we have been to. The food and drinks are a tad pricey hence the 4 star review. Other than that, I recommend the membership because it pays for itself after going a couple times. We will definitely be back again and again!

marty herron

Friday, June 29, 2018
Nice place. Very reasonably priced. A lot to see if you have the patience to wait on the animals to present themselves. Was hot day so the animals were not as active. Will probably return in the fall when it cools down a bit.

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