Hometown Heroes The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is honoring those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel during the month of September. Personnel who qualify for free admission include police officers, firefighters, EMTs, state troopers, correction officers, 911 dispatchers, and other professionals involved in law enforcement, investigations and emergency response. The Zoo is also extending this offer to active and retired members of the military. Professional credentials, along with a valid government-issued photo ID must be presented at the Cincinnati Zoo to take advantage of this offer. Badges and identification cards are accepted only if accompanied by photo ID. All ID must reference specific fire, police or military duty. Regular discount: First responders and military receive $3 off adult tickets and $2 off child/senior tickets year-round.