And there's so much more to see and do at the zoo beyond the animal enclosures and pavillions!
The Conservation Carousel, the ZooMobile, camel rides, the KidZoo play and learn area, Splash Island...endless activities mean that each trip is different and special and full of fun.
The KidZoo area is a fantastic hands-on area for little ones completely different from your traditional zoo experience. Animal shows, interactive play-and-learn experiences, a petting zoo, and even a dinosaur excavation area give the kids a unique way to learn about animals and burn off a little energy during the zoo day.
Splash Island, the zoo's massive seasonal water park area, is awesome and a wonderful way to spend a hot summer afternoon. Definitely one of our favourite parts of the zoo!
We've spent so many happy days at the zoo - long summer afternoons in the water park, all-day walking excursions, quick trips to check out the latest visitor or brand-new baby, burgers and beers by the zebras and hippos, a picnic lunch next to the kangaroos, ice cream with the polar bears, special events like the Easter egg hunt or Boo at the Zoo for Halloween - and of course every year it's Mommy's only choice for our Mother's Day family field trip.