Become a Docent at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden


Evansville, IN – Do you love working with animals and children? Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer and positively impact hundreds of people every year? If so, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden’s docent program could be just what you are looking for. The Zoo is currently taking applications for their Docent training program. Docents are Zoo volunteers who provide educational experiences through presentations and exhibit interpretation with live animals and other materials. To become a Docent, you must complete an application, attend a 36-hour training course, and commit to fulfilling 60 volunteer hours per year. The first Docent training session will be held on October 11. Individual interviews will be held prior to training session start date. To receive an application or for more information, please call (812) 435-6143 extension 414. Downloadable applications are also available by visiting

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (entry gate closes at 4 p.m.). Adult admission is $8.50 and children ages 3-12 are $7.50. Children 2 and under are free. In recognition of their support, Vanderburgh County residents receive $1 discount. Group discounts and yearly memberships are also available. Please visit for more information.