Free Admission for Veterans

Posted November 10, 2022

side view of a bald eagleCINCINNATI, OH (November 10, 2022) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering FREE admission to all active and retired military personnel on November 11, 2022. The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.


Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. Thank you for your service!

Valid military, fire or police ID is required to obtain this discount. Tickets (for the half price offer) must be purchased in person and cannot be combined with any other discounts. If no other tickets are needed, military IDs may be presented at the turnstiles for quicker entry.

The Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. through November 17.  PNC Festival of Lights opens to the public on November 18. Member preview night is November 17, and memberships are on sale now!  For more information visit