Our zoo, the Houston Zoo, has cancelled its once-a-month free days for the rest of the summer because too many people attended on the first free day of summer.
They report 12,000 people tried to go to the zoo, but the June 5th free day caused traffic jams and safety concerns.
I understand about the traffic and safety issues, but if that many people are coming to the one free day a month you offer (and only after 2 pm- not free all day), maybe this means you need more free days, not less. The zoo usually costs $13.00 per adult (only $9.00 for 2 year olds, though!).
With the tight economy and school being out, it would be nice if us poor folks folks could come to the zoo on occasion. Certainly the demand is there if 12,000 show up. If you can’t afford to let us in free once a month for 5 hours, what about a discount day?