We took our grandson for his second visit It was a beautiful, sunny day with low volume of crowds due to slightly cooler temps. The renovations to the zoo seem complete, but were not much of an improvement. The animals all seem way too far away to hold the interest of small children, and they blend into the surrounding making them hard to see. The exception is the pandas, which make up for other low points. The treehouse part is nice, although not many animals to see from it. Our grandson loves the train ride at the end. Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC is a better zoo by far, as well as obvious ones like San Diego, etc.