We got there just after it opened, and I'm glad we did....for more than one reason. The biggest reason, buses upon buses of school children. Unlike other zoo-goers, kids on field trips arrive early and leave around lunchtime, making the morning hours more crowded than usual. And since school will be out soon, it seems every school is using the month of May to fit in those field trips.
Thankfully, parking wasn't a problem and we got inside just ahead of a big crowd of kids. We made a beeline to the "main" attractions before it got too crowded and just meandered around the other exhibits later. Of course, our visits are only about 2 hours, so later is relative.
This trip, we decided to take the Herman Park Train. Jacob loved it - as did I.
After a stop for Chic-Fil-A for lunch on the way home, we made it home by naptime. A great day!