Romance in the Rainforest kicks off Orchid Escape at  Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden


Orchids are arriving in Evansville by the hundreds in time for the annual Orchid Escape exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.  The approximately 6-week long exhibition kicks-off with a unique opportunity to preview the blooms while enjoying food, cocktails, dessert and more during Romance in the Rainforest on February 6, 2015 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Attendees to Romance in the Rainforest will enjoy a dinner of traditional South American dishes, a chocolate fountain dessert bar and cocktails.  With a 20,000-square-foot indoor rainforest as a backdrop, music, art demonstrations and a silent auction will round out the evening.  Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased online-only for $49per person with all proceeds benefiting the Evansville Zoological Society.  The event is for ages 21 and over. to purchase tickets and for complete details, including a hotel package from Le Merigot Hotel for attendees.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is open 365 days a year.  Orchid Escape opens to the public on February 7, 2015 and runs daily until March 16, 2015,  regular admission rates apply.  For additional information on Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, including details on zoo membership and admission prices, visit w