Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that "it's all happening at the zoo," before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a family of four pack, which covers admission for two adults and two children (ages 3–12), to Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden on Mesker Park Drive (up to a $32 value). Children 2 and younger get in for free.
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has been providing a close-to-home adventure for visitors of all ages for more than 80 years. Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills, the zoo features more than 700 animals from all areas of our spinning communal spaceship. Explore the flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest in the new Amazonia exhibit. Like Tarzan or a biologist on stilts, visitors can view swinging monkeys and perched tropical birds socializing in the upper echelons from the suspension bridge. The 45-foot-tall roof allows space for the forest of tall jungle trees, palms, and a roaring waterfall to form a true canopy.
Mosey through the botanic gardens and entertain lackadaisical eyes with hundreds of plant varieties of exotic tropicals, towering trees, spring bulbs, and African violets that bloom portals to safari adventures.
- We love going to the zoo with our 3 yr old and 21 month old. It's not very big but the kids love it. Our favorite thing to do is feed the giraffes. – atonia Z., Insider Pages
- a big city zoo but it is so worth the trip! You get to be close with the animals and they are in such a beautiful well kept [sic] environment. The zoo is kept so clean! – Julia S., Insider Pages
1545 Mesker Park Dr.
Evansville, Indiana 47720Get Directions