Many businesses have found creative and unique ways to honor the workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic that has shaped and stretched the year 2020 thus far. The San Antonio Zoo is participating in one such trend by offering free admissions to frontline workers and heroes throughout the month of September.

Anyone that is currently a doctor, nurse, office, firefighter, or paramedic will qualify for free zoo visits this month by simply presenting a valid and proper ID at the gate. Additionally, the zoo is offering up to 50% off tickets for up to four guests of frontline workers. The frontline hero offers ends on September 30th.

As America enters its seventh month of dealing with COVID-19, many people are becoming tired and burned out by the effects of the virus. Frontline workers are certainly no exception. Tim Morrow, San Antonio Zoo CEO and President says “Our frontline heroes now more than ever work tirelessly and risk their lives daily to ensure that our community is safe. Offering them and their families the opportunity to reconnect, relax and enjoy the zoo is our way of saying ‘thank you.'”

In addition to everything to San Antonio Zoo is offering to front line workers throughout the month of September, doctors, nurses, police, fire, and EMT workers that go to the zoo after September 18th will also be able to attend and enjoy the first two weeks of Zoo Boo!, a non-frightening daytime event that’s tailored toward creating family and fun. As COVID continues to be an unfortunate and unavoidable part of this year, the San Antonio Zoo hopes that this discount at the zoo will function to strengthen and encourage frontline workers who may have a long road ahead of them, yet.

For more information, visit the San Antonio Zoo website here.