Cincinnati Zoo to Offer Free Admission to Healthcare Workers Next Week – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden announced it is offering free admission to healthcare workers beginning on World Health Day, April 7 through April 10.

The zoo said friends and family visiting healthcare staff can purchase up to six additional tickets at half price.

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“We brought a bit of the zoo to the healthcare workers when we were closed during the peak tulip bloom season in 2020,” Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. “This year, we want them to see the flowers in person!”

The first day of Healthcare Worker Appreciation Days, April 7, is also the date of the zoo’s first Tunes and Blooms concert, according to the zoo’s website. Visitors can hear live music from 6 p.m.

The free admission offer is extended to public health and frontline health workers, such as doctors, nurses, orderlies and paramedics, who have worked hard to keep the community healthy and safe, the zoo said.

Professional credentials and valid government-issued photo ID must be presented at the Cincinnati Zoo to redeem offer, and tickets must be picked up at the zoo.

Christy J. Olson