This zoo used to be a big dissapointment (to be honest I'm not a huge fan of zoo's to begin with) but my kids wanted to go so we went and they've changed quite a bit. Parking was packed and there's a little bit of a walk if you can't get a good space..long lines on the particular warm day that we visited. Gift shop is extremely pricey as well as the food. My advise..pack a lunch..avoid the gift shop, check out the carasoul and don't expect this to be an all day affair..the zoo is small and sometimes there aren't any animals in the exhibits..but it's a day out and the little ones do enjoy it. Weekdays are quieter and less crowded and noisy as weekends are a little too hectic for toddlers (overwhelming).