get there as soon as they open, free parking if you get there soon enough, other wise you'll pay to park in the parking lot, and the first hour pet the stingrays for free! We bought the $10 ea. safari pass for $9 ea. with our $1 off coupon. It includes the train, carousel, motion simulator, Emerson children's zoo, and sea lion show, which we really wanted to see, but they informed us that was only sat. and sun. and we were there on fri. so no sea lion show.