School's almost out and if you're looking for somewhere fun to take the kids over the summer, you definitely want to put Mesker Park Zoo on your summer bucket list!

According to their press release, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden opens its new animal habitat, the Budgie Walkabout, with a ribbon cutting ceremony in partnership with the City of Evansville’s Mayor Lloyd Winnecke; Evansville Zoological Society; presenting donor Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Southwest Indiana Chamber this Friday, May 17, at 10am.

The Budgie Walkabout is an outdoor walk-through aviary, home to nearly 300 brightly colored Australian birds. Entry into the aviary is free with regular Zoo admission, and guests may purchase feed sticks (2 tokens per feed stick) to enhance their experience.

The Budgie Walkabout is the final project from the Zoo’s first set of capital developments, which includes the Engelbrecht Carousel and Koch Family Event Lodge. The Evansville Zoological Society has launched its second round of fund development for the Zoo’s next endeavor, Penguins of Patagonia.

For more info, contact (812) 435-6143 or email

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