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Thursday December 17

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9:00 AM  –  9:30 AM

We look forward to seeing you at the zoo again!  We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we try to serve our community while protecting the health of our animals and guests! 

Visiting the Zoo? Please take note:

  1. In the interest of safety for all, entry will be limited and time blocked.
  2. Traffic through the zoo will be ONE WAY to minimize contact.
  3. Please follow signage placed throughout the zoo.
  4. For your safety and ours, Masks will be REQUIRED in indoor spaces and where social distancing is not possible for all persons 8+.


Buying tickets? Please take note:

  1. The number of tickets are limited for each entry time block, and for each online purchase.
  2. Member entry is still FREE but a time slot reservation is still required.
  3. Tickets purchased will be emailed to your email address.
  4.  Your ticket is valid for entry ONLY during the half hour AT or AFTER your designated entry time!  For example, if you purchase a ticket for entry at 2:00, you can only enter between 2 and 2:30.  
  5. As you approach the front entry gate, please have your e-ticket ready in hand or on your cell phone for a gate attendant to scan.  (If using a cell phone, please have the brightness turned to high to ensure the scanner can read the ticket.)  


The following ticket limits apply to online transactions:

Members Free Ticket Limits

  • Individual - 1
  • Couple - 2
  • Grandparent / Family / Zookeeper / Curator / Director - 10

Nonmember & Member Total Ticket Limit - 10

If you would like to make a group reservation and get the group rate for more than 15 people, please complete the group reservation online form on our website to begin the reservation: 


For assistance during business hours, call 812-435-6143.

Thank you for supporting your zoo!   We look forward to seeing you again!

The Mesker Park Zoo Team