Educators can get free tickets from the San Antonio Zoo as a thank you for all the hard work they do. It’s no surprise that the coronavirus has affected what education will look like during the fall of 2020. Many schools have transitioned into virtual learning, while others are meeting in person with intensive health and safety regulations that many hope will protect their children from the virus.

As a thank you, the San Antonio Zoo plans to give educators free tickets in August as a way to celebrate them and their hard work. Along with the free ticket also comes the ability for teachers to receive a 50% discount off of standard tickets for up to four guests on the day of their visit.

Tim Morrow, president, and CEO of the San Antonio Zoo says  “The teacher’s role is arguably one of the most important in a child’s life. Teachers are also vital in the zoo’s vision of securing a future for wildlife. Teachers change lives and we look forward to celebrating them all month long.” The zoo is a learning environment that many teachers and schools frequent so students can watch a nature-based environment at work. Morrow also says that this ticket deal for teachers is a great way to partner with educators and therefore share the zoo’s passion for not only supporting students but also playing a role in molding the minds of a young generation of conservationists.

For teachers to be eligible for the discount, they must be active at any school district in the state or working for an accredited K-12 institution in Texas. All that is necessary to redeem your ticket is a valid form of identification like a district badge, a copy of a teaching certificate, or a pay stub from the district in which you work. Visit their website here.