We love taking our kids to this zoo- even on hot days, it is considerably cooler in the zoo due to wonderful shade provided by trees. Admission is reasonable, but for only $40 you can get an annual family pass which also gets you a discount or free admission to other zoos in the country, and 10% off gift shop merchandise. There are a lot of peacocks and they do run free, but that is one of the things we love about our zoo- it is a neat experience for the kids to get so close to them and to see their eggs and their babies throughout the year. It is small enough that you can see everything in about an hour if you go quickly, or you can take your time and still see everything and not be there all day long. There are park areas outside the zoo (no cost), a nice lake, picnic tables, etc if you want to have a party or just take the kids to the park. In the zoo, there are several covered seating areas if you need to stop and let the kids have a break, a picnic lunch, or just sit and watch some of the animals. The gift shop and concession are reasonable, not outrageous. The zoo also has hippos, which a lot of zoos don't have. It's a really good quality zoo for a very good price. It is wonderful to have this in our community. Thanks to the annual family pass, we always have something to do if we just want to get out of the house without spending extra money or committing to something too time consuming.