So we headed to the zoo on Wednesday. They have free days once in a while, and I suppose if I was really frugal I'd find out when those are and go on those days. But I condsider it totally worth $8.50 to go when it works best for us and there aren't 300 other mom's and crying little kids.
It was cloudy and not super warm and we only saw maybe 7 other people the whole 2 hours we were there.
We got to see the 4 new baby tigers, which was fun, and the mommy lion came right up to the glass! We had a picnic lunch before we headed to Target for diapers and wipes, and then came home for naps!