I bought a family membership to the Oakland Zoo this year. We have gone 2 or 3 times so far and it has already paid for itself! My boys love going there with friends and seeing the animals. (Although I am almost positive that their favorite part is the rides at the end). We went this week and although I didn't get many pictures of animals, I took a lot of pictures of the back of my boys' heads, looking at animals. I'm such a wonderful photographer. I would have taken more pictures of Lucas but he was too busy trying to climb in with the animals.