Season Passes and Getting to know the community
But individual tickets are expensive - $5 to $10 a person. Maybe that isn't terrible if you make a family-day of it but if you just want to visit for a few hours as a break from the day, leaving for home before the kids get terribly tired and crabby, that can add up. So each year we splurge and buy a 'Family Pass'. It gets us into the zoo whenever we want for 'free'. How can you beat that? After a maximum of three visits as a family we have covered the price of the year long zoo-pass. (And we do go about 10 to 15 times a year) Plus, we can use it at other zoos in the state, and I've even used it at a zoo in Michigan! Either it's 'free admission' or discounted at the reciprocating zoos. LOVE IT!
What a great way to get to know the community! If you are PCSing this summer, or PCSed recently, I'd encourage you to ask around and find out a great place to get a membership. A Zoo. A Science Center. Botanical Gardens. Go often. Get out with the kids. It is an easy way to get comfortable with a new neighborhood!
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com