Free admission: Cincinnati Zoo offers COVID-19 vaccine incentive soon

The clinic takes place June 15

Get vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Center on Tuesday, June 15 and admission is free.

According to the zoo, to promote and facilitate vaccinations for guests it will host a clinic and have the Cincinnati Health Department’s Mobile Vaccination Unit on site that day.

Most mask-wearing requirements for fully-vaccinated guests and employees have been dropped. Unvaccinated guests should continue to wear masks.



Masks will only be required in some close human-animal contact areas, according to the zoo.

“Pack a mask if you want to participate in giraffe feedings, pet a goat, or interact with the Galapagos tortoises,” said Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director, in a release. “They will also be required for private animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours.”

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden members no longer need to make reservations, but for now, non-members will still need to make reservations.

The Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

More information on the zoo’s COVID-19 policies can be found here.

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