Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is extending a big ‘thank you’ to healthcare workers with a special gift this weekend.
As part of its Healthcare Worker Appreciation Days, from Friday-Sunday, April 7-9, the zoo is offering free admission to public health and frontline healthcare workers, as well as $12 tickets for up to six family members or friends visiting with them.
“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,” Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard said in a press release. “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 zoo adds it's all an effort to thank healthcare workers for their hard work over the last three years during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” Deirdre Beluan, interim CEO of The Health Collaborative, said in the release.
For free entry, healthcare workers must show professional credentials along with a valid government-issued photo ID at the turnstiles. Discounted tickets can be purchased here.
Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. More info: cincinnatizoo.org.
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