Hometown Heroes FREE Admission in September Honoring those who keep #CincinnatiStrong Posted September 7, 2018Zoo Director Thane Maynard visits Fire Station For the past several years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has honored those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel during the week of 9/11. Starting tomorrow, the Zoo is changing this offer and will give its hometown heroes free admission every day through the end of September. “We always honor first responders by offering FREE admission during the week of 9/11, but the heroic actions by Cincinnati police officers yesterday have inspired us to extend the offer,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “As a thank you for keeping us safe, Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) officers and other hometown heroes will now be admitted to the Zoo for FREE any day in 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. Those who qualify for FREE admission may also purchase for up to six family members at 50% OFF. 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. Offer valid through September 30, 2018. Regular discount: First responders and military receive $3 off adult tickets and $2 off child/senior tickets year-round.