As a lifelong Memphian, we go to the Memphis Zoo every chance we get. They have made MAJOR improvements over the past few years, with more on the way. NEGATIVES: The admission prices are very steep-I would advise getting a membership. It is cheaper and they reciprocate with many zoos across the country. Also, do not plan on eating in the zoo. They only have a Backyard Burger and for a family it can get rather pricey. POSITIVES: The animal habitats are beautiful and are defintely worth seeing.