Just this year, my family has been visiting this zoo and have been spending lots of time there. My children love to look at the animals, learn what they eat, etc. They also love the water fountains to play in. I purchased an annual pass ($50) which allows me to get in for "free" along with a guest. My children also get in for free. I've taken my family there atleast 15 times this year, so I've gotten my moneys worth! If you have small children and live in the area, you should really think of investing in the pass, which save lots of $$ in the longer run. Sometimes we go for animals, sometimes just the fountains. What kid doesn't like the zoo?? The only complaint I have is that they don't an elephant or a giraffe. What kind of zoo doesn't have those? Other than that, they have tigers, bears, flamingos and lots more.