When the kids were much younger, we were members at the Philadelphia Zoo. Over a three-year span, we probably went 50 or 60 times. It was a fun way to get out of the house during the winter and be amongst the crowds during the summer. But once the kids got old enough for extra-curricular activities like swimming and baseball, we stopped going, and even on weekends when we had no plans, the kids were old enough to entertain themselves and the grown-ups were too tired to leave the house.
But…we’re back. I’ve tried not to over-schedule the kids, so we don’t actually have any activities going on right now. And Jada’s love for zebras actually post-dates our zoo member days, so now she will be able to revel in the zebra area.
Previously, we did the membership level which gets you and two guests in for free each visit. We’re going up one level this time, which gets you and two guests in for free each visit and also allows everyone to do every ride once in the place, from the balloon to the ponies to the train to the swan boats. (I strongly urged Jada to go halfsies with me on the added cost.)
So if you’re a zoo regular, you’ll be seeing us there a lot over at least the next 365 days. Can’t wait to see things again, and to see things through my kids’ eyes now that they’re a little older than last time.