When I heard Friday was the last day of good weather we'd be having for awhile (67 degrees), and then I found out that the Dallas Zoo was only $5 during January and February - Well, it just seemed logical that we go! Immediately.
I have always preferred the Ft. Worth Zoo over the Dallas Zoo because I remembered Dallas being very "concrete and cold." I always felt it was a barren and sad zoo, and just never went back over the past 15+ years. Well, it's not all concrete and sad anymore! They opened a new exhibit last May and it is quite beautiful. The children's area kept the boys interested for awhile. As a matter of fact, I had to pull them away to ride the monorail that runs through the Wilds of Africa Giants of the Savannah , and they LOVE anything that resembles a train.
We only had 3 hours to spend at the Zoo before it closed for the day, but it was enough to know we'd like to go back. Even Connor said that next time he wanted to stay all day. Heck, we might even get a season pass once we know where we'll be living!!