Our zoo membership has been one of the best investments we have made for the past two years. We splurge on the larger membership so we can take friends with us, appreciate the free parking, and love the ability to load up the stroller with snacks so we can work our way through with the kids. We went to the zoo yesterday with Crystal and her boys and missed the chance to see the Tigers up close due to the rain. We were able to take shelter from the hardest rain and enjoyed the cooler temperatures brought on by the showers throughout our visit. Plus, the kids loved playing in the "splash pad" made by God since the other one was closed due to non existent thunder. They played in the rain and splashed in puddles throughout the zoo.