Free Admission for Guests Who Get Vaccinated at the Cincinnati Zoo on June 15!

Posted June 11, 2021

Cincinnati Health Department’s mobile vaccination unit will be on site 10am-3pm

CINCINNATI, OH (June 11, 2021) — Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the City of Cincinnati’s Health Department are teaming up to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations and free Zoo admission on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We dropped our mask requirement for fully-vaccinated people last week and are trying to make it easy for more guests to get vaccinated so they have the option to walk around the Zoo without a mask,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  “We hosted a clinic for employees and Avondale residents over Memorial Day Weekend and wanted to open it up to more people this time.”

As an incentive, the Zoo is offering free entry to those who take advantage of the vaccination opportunity on the 15th.  Just show your vaccination registration to the gate attendant.  No need to make a reservation, which is usually a requirement for non-members, if you are coming to get vaccinated. Click here to make a reservation or scan the QR code on the right. Walk-up appointments are also available. 

The mobile vaccination unit will be set up inside the Zoo by World of the Insect. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson will both be available (the second dose of Pfizer will be administered elsewhere).  For more information on what to expect, visit

Masks are required in human-animal contact areas.  These include giraffe feedings, goat yard interactions, Galapagos tortoise walkabout, and behind-the-scenes experiences.