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First Responders Day

Cincinnati Zoo is honoring those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire, police and safety personnel from September 8 – 11. Personnel who qualify for free admission include firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, handwriting examiners, intelligence analysts, investigative assistants and all members of the military (active and retired).

The offer also allows fire and police personnel to purchase admission tickets at 50% off for up to six family members.

firefighter spraying a hose of water at two elephants enjoying a bath


A valid photo ID must be presented at the Cincinnati Zoo to take advantage of this offer. Fire and police badges and identification cards are accepted only if accompanied by photo ID. As all ID must reference specific fire or police duty, government-only IDs will not be accepted.