Healthcare Workers Appreciation Days

Posted April 3, 2023

healthcare workers holding tulipsCincinnati Zoo Offers FREE Admission to Healthcare Workers April 7-9 

CINCINNATI, OH (April 3, 2023) – To show appreciation for all that healthcare and public health workers have done for our community during the past three years, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering them FREE admission during Healthcare Workers Appreciation Days, April 7-9.  Up to 6 friends or family members visiting with healthcare personnel can purchase tickets for just $12!

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            “Cincinnati Zoo is surrounded by hospitals, and we’re hoping that healthcare workers from the neighborhood will be able to walk over to enjoy the Zoo at some point during the weekend,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  “We appreciate all that these individuals have done for our community and want to brighten their day, which is sure to happen if the tulips bloom and weather cooperates!”

“The pandemic taught us many lessons, including the value of our community’s healthcare workers.  We rely on healthcare workers to keep our community safe and healthy in difficult circumstances.  I am thrilled to be part of this event that recognizes their hard work,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, who was instrumental in establishing the appreciation days.

“The past three years have been full of challenges for the healthcare community in our region, especially our front-line healthcare workers.  Time and time again, they have faced those challenges head-on while keeping our community healthy and safe. Their selflessness and bravery have changed countless lives, and we are honored to recognize their hard work and dedication,” said Deirdre Beluan, interim CEO of The Health Collaborative.

The FREE admission offer is extended to the public health and front-line healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, care aids, and paramedics to name a few) who have been working so hard to keep our community healthy and safe. Professional credentials, along with a valid government-issued photo ID must be presented at the turnstiles when you enter.  The deeply discounted tickets for friends and family (max of 6) can be purchased in advance using this link.   Online convenience fees have been waived! For more information, please visit Healthcare Workers Appreciation Days.