Friday, April 02, 2010

Saving money at the Zoo ...Cameron Park

An economic trip can be hard to find!

Looking that lemurs and I of course sang "we like to move it, move it...."

During Spring Break we took a trip to the Cameron Zoo in Waco. We have a hard time finding things to do that are affordable for our family. We decided to get a zoo pass this year.

Sliding down with sea otters swimming around the tube.

Saving Money on the entrance...

In this area we are between the Waco and the Houston Zoo. The Waco zoo has a $60 membership and is a member of the same association as the Houston Zoo and a couple of other Texas Zoos. Additionally, for those of you with large and growing families it is a simple family membership with out concern for the number of children on the membership! So I would encourage you to check the memberships at the zoos near you. Perhaps you can join a small zoo and receive the benefits of the areas larger zoos!

Parkiepine's hand against a leopards paw!

Saving Money on Food....

Once you have a membership you can go in and out from the zoo as you wish. So we packed our lunch and went out to the car to eat and regroup and plan the rest of our plans to see the zoo. After years of preparing for these one day trips I discovered that Wal-mart sells 16-18" long hoagies for $5. I pack fruit, chips, paper plates, mayo, mustard and plastic silverware, drinks. We either eat in the car or in the grass near by.

The Girls with Pops!

Saving Money on Additional Trips...

After you have purchased your membership you now have a new "free" destination for family fun. When you go on trips be sure to check and see if your new zoo pass will get you into are zoos free or at a reduced rate.

I hope you can find economical ways to enjoy fun and loving family times. I hope you are having lots of fun with your family here and away.

2 comments:

H246 said...

Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun! Are you sure you didn't leave out with a new pet??

The Kenley Family said...

Thanks for the tip. I've been reading your blog for a while now and have a request. Could you share information on how we know what food is in season? I know this is such a simple question, but I want to feed my family food in season because it's better for them and I can buy it locally- however I have a hard time figuring out what that means. When I go to the grocery store - everything looks in season and then I find out that the oranges I'm buying were shipped halfway across the world. :)

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