At the Palm Beach Zoo, not only are you able to get close to a large variety of animals (baby peacocks strolling randomly with momma), but the upper portion of the property is transformed into a great Mayan exhibit complete with jaguar cubs and a newly opened Amazon Marketplace.  The market offers items normally not found in a tourist setting - more adult oriented (jewelry, pottery, and reasonably priced clothing) than the gift shop below, along with either indoor or outdoor lunch at a tropical cafe. However if you can do not eat here as the food is poor value and the interier service is very ofhand.Bring a picknick, there are plent of places to eat your own food.

The new Florida exibit is awesome and worth taking the kids to see the native wildlife of Florida. The main attraction in this new exhibit is the Florida Panther.