We took a family day trip here in August. The zoo, known as 'America's first zoo', has made some improvements to exhibits since my last visit years ago. Also, there were some exhibits under construction during our visit. The main reason we went was for the children. They loved it.
There are a lot of attractions at the zoo that cost extra (zoo balloon, swan boats, face painting, etc). It can get quite expensive for a family between parking, the entrance fee, food and these extras. You can easily average over $30+ per person, including children.
Some of the animals that are at this zoo include reptiles, tigers, lions, monkeys, gorillas, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and bears. There are other animals but this is where we spend the time during our visit. With children it took about 3 hours to see the exhibits...not including stopping for the extras.
I recommend going in the morning when they open. There is less of a crowd, the bathrooms are clean, and you will be ahead of the crowd.
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