Since a young child, the Henry Dorely Zoo has been one of my favorite places to spend the day! The zoo has everything! There is The Lied Jungle, The Desert Dome, an IMAX theater, the Aquarium, a cat complex, petting zoo, carousel, train, etc. etc. Just about everything you can imagine a zoo having, the Henry Dorely Zoo has it! Right in the entrance there is a Pavillion, which is full of magnifying glasses to explore weird bugs, snake skins, etc. Children love roaming around the Pavillion! A day at the zoo can get a little pricey, though, between snacks and admission and gifts. If you live in the area and plan on visiting often I highly recommend getting a yearly pass, which will cost around $60. Parking isn't too bad, unless it's a summer weekend, when the crowds get pretty bad. As a rule, I try to avoid the weekend and visit mid-week, early in the day when the crowds aren't too bad.