EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – The Mesker Park Zoo is one step closer to raising their admission prices.
The Mesker Park Zoo Advisory Board unanimously approved the proposed $1.50 increase to admission. The zoo hasn’t seen a price increase since 2015.
If the parks board votes in favor of these higher ticket prices, the uptick will go into affect when the multi-million dollar penguin exhibit is open to the public.
Executive Director Erik Beck says he expects this price increase to raise ticket sale revenue by $300,000 even though they will be giving Vanderburgh County tax payers a $2 discount per ticket if the new prices go into affect.