Yes, we made a mistake going on $1 day so it was crowed, but the crowds wasn't the bad part. The zoo was boring. Most of the animals weren't on display and the ones that were were so far away you could barely see them. Very difficult to navigate and everything was so expensive. Parking filled up fast so we had to end up parking about 8 blocks away in a very sketchy part of town. I wouldn't go back if you paid me.