It's the Zoo and it's for family fun. Then why does it cost so much? The best deal is the family pass if you want to go there a lot. Family passes are like $99.00 for a year for 2 adults and there under 21 kids w/ free parking. Other wise, your going to pay a fortune! And every time you go there you'll also pay $5.00 just to park! If your going to go, get the pass. One trip almost pays for it's self!