The children loved the zoo but I am really glad that we didn't renew our overpriced zoo membership and instead just go with friends a few times a year. Enough friends have passes and I really never want to go on our own. Save money and sanity. If we had a membership I would feel compelled to go more often. Instead I should look into a membership at the MFA, the ICA or the Decordova. The MFA has a lot of kids programs and is the closest but the ICA is good for kids too and I like it better overall. It's harder to get to. The Decordova is probably my favorite but a long drive away and I don't know when we would even go on a regular basis.