The girls and I love the zoo. We could go day after day. The Mister not so much. He goes once a year. We are members, because when you are a family, if you go even twice a year, the pass pays for itself — plus free parking with membership, and y’all know how I love free parking!
Also? The Indianapolis Zoo now has this unusual rate variance that adjusts according to the weather conditions and the visitor count, so if one spontaneously decides to visit the zoo on a beautiful day, one will pay for not planning. The cheapest I’ve seen in the last few years is $15 and it’s often in the $20s. My kids like to take friends, and when they don’t have passes I have to pay the going rate.
Don’t get me wrong, more revenue for the zoo is a good thing, and if you love walking, animals, and gardens, it’s well worth the price. However, I don’t think buying a ticket to the zoo should be like playing the stock market. If you woke up and saw how gorgeous it is today and decided to take your two kids to the zoo right now, you’d pay $50.60. If you’re a senior who thought you’d take your grandkids, you’d pay $48.60. Rates will be higher this weekend, though, so you should probably go today. You can use the extra monies to feed giraffes and birds and ride the train, the carousel, the coasters, and ponies. Well, not you, per se, like me, you probably weigh too much to ride a pony, those are for children, but you know what I mean. There’s a lot, I mean alawt, to do at the zoo. Their Coca-Cola is very good.
Anyway, I FRICKIN LOVE THE ZOO!
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