CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX 56) – The Cincinnati Zoo is offering free admission to all healthcare and public health workers.

The free admission event comes in response to World Health Day on April 7 and extends through April 10. Friends and family visiting with healthcare workers and public health workers can also purchase up to six additional tickets at half price.

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

The free admission offer is extended to the public health and frontline healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics to name a few, who have worked tirelessly to help keep communities safe and healthy.

“Our healthcare workers stepped up throughout the pandemic to keep our community safe in the midst of incredible challenges that put them in harm’s way.  Their work was courageous and life saving.  We are grateful for the sacrifices they made every day to ensure the best care to those with COVID-19 and their families,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, in a news release.

Professional credentials and a valid government photo ID must be presented at the front gate to take advantage of the offer.

“The past few years have been challenging, and nowhere have those challenges been greater felt than with the heroic work playing out on the front lines and behind the scenes in our healthcare community. Our healthcare community put everything else aside to come together for the good of our region.  And I believe, because of these people who put others’ health above their own, we’re coming out of this crisis stronger for it,” said Craig Brammer, president & CEO of The Health Collaborative.