Cincinnati Zoo Offering FREE Admission to Military on 4th of July Holiday

Posted July 2, 2024

(CINCINNATI – July 2, 2024) - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering FREE admission to all active and retired military personnel this Thursday, July 4. The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family. 


“We offer discounted tickets to members of the military year-round but extend the offer of a free ticket on July 4, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “In addition to that, we offer a discounted membership for military and first responders.” 

Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with an honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government-issued ID.  Simply present your credentials at the turnstiles on select holidays.  Guests with discounted tickets must enter with military personnel who is eligible for free entry. 

The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.  Members are welcome to enter at 9 a.m. Plan your visit today.  


Bald eagle (Photo: Mark Dumont)