Nestled in a mid-town park, this zoo is small, but boasts some impressive animals. A polar bear, two elephants, three giraffes, a couple of tigers and lions, and the new otter exhibit are highlights.
The size of this zoo is just right for small children. I can take my 18-month old son around the entire zoo before he gets too tired and cranky. A few of the habitats make it difficult for little ones to see, but most of the animals are easy to view.
My family has a membership to the Reid Park Zoo. For only $40 per year, we have unlimited admission for the entire family. With the low price and the central location, a membership is worthwhile for families with small children, as you can make frequent, short visits, spending about an hour to make one trip around the exhibits.