As I've posted here in the past, there really is a wonderful alternative to the zoo. If you're family wants a zoo-like experience might I recommend taking them to C.A.R.E. instead? The Center for Animal Research + Education is located in Bridgeport and provides an affordible alternative that allows you to get up close and personal with their rescued animals... like tigers, lions, lemurs and more! You can even adopt an animal for a tax deductible fee. My wife and I have been adoptive parents of Lemurs for over 3 years, and we've turned several friend on to the experience as well. C.A.R.E. is a non-profit and could really use your help as well, so this holiday weekend check em out, and in the meantime check out this video..