We paid for an extra pass that gave us access to the penguins, the sea lion show, a 4D Jungle Book character video, and the Dinoroarus exhibit, as well as rides on the carousel and the zoo train. We could aso pet the stingrays. We especially appreciated the chance to sit down for the sea lion show which featured a single animal, Mia, and her trainer. The animal performed with few flaws and seemed to enjoy her job.
Our family actually enjoyed the penguins and puffins. This was a typical penguin/puffin habitat, not unlike the ones we've seen in other locations, including the more locally-accessible one at Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri. Still, the zoo wasn't crowded at the time, so we were able to get up close with some of these birds. We were entertained by their sounds and their actions as some jumped into the water and swam at high speds only to leap back out to the rock ledges in fully standing positions.