There were several places set up around the zoo with hands on activities. One had snake skins and a shell from a turtle and a zoo member was teaching children while allowing the children touch and feel each item. Kids were excited and I was excited watching these little learning centers.
Bill and I have taken the children to a few zoos when they were small, and not one zoo that we went to was as friendly to the children as the El Paso Zoo. I will say that the zoos we visited were nice but it does seem as if this zoo took a good deal of time to utilize a small space in a way to travel the world and learn about the animals, interact with hands on learning, and have areas to rest and play.
When we were nearly to the end of our zoo experience I saw a young family with three boys and I paused and watched as~
The El Paso Zoo was a great getaway for Bill, Fourth, and I loved seeing how friendly it was to children that may never get any other opportunity to see these animals aside from this visit.