Top spots Mom can get in free for Mother’s Day

Here’s how to celebrate all the moms in your life (including yourself!) for free this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo

Make the moms in your life feel extra special this Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo. Every mom that comes to the Zoo on Mother’s Day will get in for FREE!

When you arrive at the Zoo, please let our employees at the turnstiles know that you are a mother in order to receive free admission for the day.

General Electric Credit Union is providing gifts for moms and kids, including:

  • Collectible Zoo Babies posters
  • Digital photos
  • Bubble Wands

(One poster per family. While supplies last)

Cincinnati Museum Center

Celebrate mom with a trip to Cincinnati Museum Center this Mother’s Day. CMC is offering free admission for moms this Sunday. Trade the flowers for fossils, the cards for caves and the trinkets for trains and spend the day giving mom what she really wants: new memories, together.

Every mom – biological, grand, step, adoptive – deserves a day out. And Sunday, they can enjoy it with free Museum Admission to Cincinnati Museum Center.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Enjoy a family-friendly, docent-led tour and explore highlights of CAM’s collection. Public tours are always free and meet in the front lobby. The Art Museum also hosts a Mother’s Day brunch that is sold out for 2023– but it’s never too early to plan ahead for next year!

National Museum of the United States Airforce

Take your aviation-loving mom to the museum! The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display — many rare and one-of-a-kind — along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision technology.

Visit a local park

Southwest Ohio is home to many gorgeous parks and nature preserves. Grab your picnic basket, blanket & homemade card and have a picnic with Mom! We love the many gardens you can stroll within Five Rivers MetroParks and Cincinnati Parks.

The Dayton Art Institute

Calling all moms! Do you have Mother’s Day plans yet? This Sunday, May 14th, the Dayton Art Institute is offering FREE admission to all moms. Explore the captivating exhibitions, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and create lasting memories together. Let us be a part of your Mother’s Day celebration as we appreciate and honor the incredible moms in our city. Enjoy a day filled with inspiration, beauty, and artistic experiences.

Deeds Carillon Concert

Beginning at 3p on Mother’s Day, Deeds Carillon concerts are performed by award-winning carilloneur Larry Weinstein. At 151-feet, with 57 bells, the limestone Deeds Carillon-the Park’s namesake-is Ohio’s largest carillon.

Carillon Historical Park owes its existence to the generosity of Colonel Edward Andrew Deeds (1874-1960) and Edith Walton Deeds (1869-1947). In the 1930s, while traveling in Bruges, Belgium, Edith, an accomplished musician, found inspiration in magnificent carillon music, and she dreamed of sharing this music with the people of Dayton. Edith’s dream became reality through the construction of Deeds Carillon—her most visible legacy to the community she loved.

Newport Aquarium

No free admission but free flowers! Make this Mother’s Day one she’ll always remember by celebrating at Newport Aquarium! Visit the Brand-NEW Hatchling Harbor, a bustling 25-foot-long sea grass habitat where baby animals are growing and changing every day as you explore this busy corner of the Caribbean that lies between the shore and the reef. See Mom’s favorite animals and enjoy uninterrupted family time while making special memories together.

As a special “Thank You,” the first 500 moms to visit Newport Aquarium on Mother’s Day will receive a beautiful flower provided by our friends at Kroger.


Happy Mother’s Day, Southwest Ohio moms!

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