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There's still a few more opportunities for families to check out the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington at no cost.

The zoo is offering free admissions on Fridays in February. Jay Tetzloff is the Superintendent of the Miller Park Zoo and says the zoo started this a couple years ago and it's their way of offering families and groups an opportunity they may not otherwise be able to afford.

For the Miller Park Zoo, the timing of the free Fridays serves a couple purposes. Tetzloff explains February is generally a slower month for them, so this is a way to still get people into the zoo. But also, he notes, because of the city's financial situation, he feels doing a free day in the summer is not something they can afford to do.

With temperatures Friday expected to be in the 60s, Tetzloff anticipates a big crowd. 

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