15 years ago, The Hamil Family Play Zoo was opened at the Brookfield zoo. The theme was to get kids closer to smaller animals. However it fell short of this goal (Luckily the new wild encounters did a much better job of that.) Most people that are on Zoochat don't visit this exhibit, why? A few reasons 1. The species in the exhibit. This exhibit has Mostly small mammals, and reptiles in average habitats including Lemurs, armadillos, Insects, Turtles, Pythons, Ravens, and Domestic pets. A rather basic selection. 2. Its geared toward a younger audience. It has a dress up like animals or keepers room, a fake zoo director office, a play vet room, and a pretty nice green house. I don't see people of 13 or older getting much out of hear. And the most important reason... 3. It costs... more... MONEY! So what should be done with this exhibit? Please share your ideas, I will share mine in a little bit as well.