Veterans Day Discounts on Amusement Parks, Zoos and Aquariums
This Veterans Day you can find all types of discounts from a free meal, to an extra percentage off of a product. You and also find discounts for military, veterans and their families at amusement parks, zoos and aquariums around the US.
Veterans Day Discounts For Amusement Parks, Zoos and Aquariums
On Veterans Day, all visitors can visit National Parks for free as a way to remember veterans. There are more than 400 parks, some normally charge a fee, and others are free all of the time. This does not cover amenity or user fees such as for camping, or special tours.
Carowinds, a family amusement park in Charlotte, NC, is offering free admission to veterans with an honorable or medical discharge during their Military Appreciation Days, which are Saturdays and Sundays from November 2nd through November 17th, 2019. The discount applies to all service members, active, retired, national guard, and ROTC. You would need to show a valid military ID. Family members can use the Carowinds military discounts when you buy then in advance online. There is also a 2020 Military Gold Pass which gives you unlimited visits to Carowinds and Carolina Harbor all season long, for the rest of 2019, and all of 2020.
At Legoland Florida, in Winter Haven, Florida, outside of Orlando, they are offering free admission from November 1-25, 2019. You can also get theme park tickets for up to six guests for 50% off on the same dates. You must show your military at the ticket window. On Monday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day, each service member can receive an American flag wristband and flyer. The wristband entitles you to the following discounts on the 11th: 10% off of food, beverage, and retail purchases at restaurants, including carts, not to include alcohol, receive a second 6 x 8 photo free when you purchase the first photo and receive two plays of carnival-style games for the price of one, excluding prize-every-time games. They also offer Legoland Hotel military discounts of up to 25% off. Active duty military can always receive free admission to Legoland Florida Report and Water Park with no restrictions or blackout dates. They can also receive 25% off hotel prices.
At Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, you can find Military Tribute Days at this family amusement park. From November 3-21, 2019, and December 2-19, 2019, active and retired military personnel and one guest will receive a free ticket. You can also bring up to six friends for a discounted rate. You would need to show your military ID or DD214. Spouses of deployed service members can also receive this deal with deployment orders, and spouses of deceased service members can receive the deal with a military spouse ID. You can also find military discounts at your local MWR/ITT.
Six Flags Great Adventure Safari in Jackson, NJ, is a fun amusement park with a Veterans Day Celebration. They offer free admission for veterans when showing your military ID. Friends and family can get a discounted admission of $29.99 when buying online. There will also be a park opening ceremony at 11:00 am at the Fountain as well as a Kids Tent from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm by the Joker.
At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA, they are offering Heroes Days from Saturday through Monday of Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2019. They offer active military members and veterans free admission when visiting during Heroes Days. Additionally, each eligible hero was able to bring in up to three guests for half-priced tickets. Proof of service is required and you would purchase tickets at the main gate.
Six Flags St. Louis, Missouri’s Coaster Capital
At Six Flags St. Louis, Missouri’s Coaster Capital, the have offered a Veterans Day weekend in the past. In 2018, they had Military Appreciation Days offering complementary admission to the theme park with a valid US military ID for all active duty, national guard, reservists, and retired military members. You could also get a special military discount for family and friends for $37.99. Hopefully, they will have a similar deal in 2019.
Ed. Note: Unfortunately, it does not appear that they renewed this deal for Veterans Day 2019.
At the Audubon Native Institute in New Orleans, LA, they are offering complimentary admission on Veterans Day to the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for all military personnel and their guests. This discount applies to active or retired military and their dependents with a valid military ID. You can have up to 5 admissions to include the veteran. Valid at the window only.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, WA is offering all veterans and active duty military members free admission, as well as half-price tickets for their families from November 9-11th, from 9:30, am to 4:00 pm.
At Zoo Atlanta, in Atlanta, GA they are offering veterans and active duty, retired, and reserve members free admission as well as $4 off general admission for up to six guests when showing your military ID at the zoo. This is valid on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019. You can also get $10 off a Zoo Atlanta year-round membership.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati is offering free admission to all members of the military to include, active duty, retired, national guard, veterans with an honorable or medical discharge, and ROTC, on Veterans Day. You can also purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of your immediate family.
Naples Zoo at the Caribbean Gardens
NOTE: Link not currently available. Will update if they offer in 2020.
At Naples Zoo at the Caribbean Gardens in Naples, FL, they are offering free admission to active and retired military service during Veterans Day weekend, Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11, 2019. Adult and child guests in your party will receive $2 off regular zoo admission with a valid military ID or other proof of service.
Sedgwick County Zoo, in Witchita, KS is offering free admission to active duty and veterans as well as their immediate families on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019. Families of deployed service members can also get in on the deal with a valid military ID.
The San Antonio Zoo in San Antonio, TX is being sponsored by USAA to offer active duty, retired, veterans, national guard, and reserves free admission. Up to four family members can receive 50% off standard admission at the ticket window. These discounts are valid during the month of November 2019. Military members plus up to four dependents can also save 20% off of annual passes at the zoo ticket window.
At Zoo New England, at both the Franklin Park Zoo location in Boston, MA, and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA, veterans can receive free admission on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 9-11, 2019. You can only receive these free tickets at their ticket booths with valid ID. The last admission is at 3:30 pm.
At the Nashville Zoo in Nashville, TN, the Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank are putting on a Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Active duty, veterans, and their immediate families will receive free admission. The Grassmere Historic Home will be open to visitors all day with a collection of military items on display. There will also be military-oriented vendor booths located by the zoo’s amphitheater. You would need to show your military ID or other proof of service. If your service member is deployed you can also take part in this deal with a valid ID.
At Brevard Zoo, in Melbourne, FL they are offering current military and veterans a complimentary general admission to the zoo. If a service member is deployed overseas, the zoo will admit the spouse with no charge. Proof of service is required.
At the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY, they are offering a Military Appreciation week from November 11 through November 17, 2019. They are offering free admission to active and retired military, disabled military, reservists, or anyone who has served in the military. You must show your military ID at the ticket window. Family members can receive a military discount of $3 off adult tickets and $2 off child tickets.
At the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, they are offering free admission to active military, and veterans when you show a military ID at the ticket window on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019. Friends and family can also buy tickets at your local MWR/ITT office or receive $3 off of adult admission, or $1.50 off of a child’s admission by showing a military ID at the window.
At the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT, they are offering military veterans and active duty military complimentary general admission when they visit anytime from Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 17, 2019, with a valid military ID or other proof of service. Family members can also receive a discounted admission rate of $10 off general admission with a military ID. The dependent discount is valid for up to four guests.
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA, you can receive free admission over Veterans Day weekend from November 9-11, 2019 if you are a veteran, active duty, reservist, or a retiree with a valid military ID. They also offer discount tickets to family members.
As you can see, there are quite a few amusement parks, zoos and aquariums offering discounts to military and veterans and their families this Veterans Day. You should definitely take advantage of a free and/or discounted ticket for a day of fun with your family this Veterans Day weekend.
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