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Military Freebies for Memorial Day


Nothing can make up for the costs and sacrifices of being a part of a military family. Because of this, some Tampa Bay businesses show their gratitude for the military by offering freebies for Memorial Day weekend. Here is a list of Military Freebies for Memorial Day in Tampa Bay. Know of one I missed? Tell me about it HERE!

1. Lowry Park Zoo Admission

Memorial Day Military Appreciation
Monday, May 26 • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In honor of Memorial Day, military personnel (active-duty, retirees and veterans) receive free Zoo admission on that day. The military member will need to show a Department of Defense photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket windows. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minors.

2. Henry B. Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.   The Museum will officially launch the program with MILITARY FAMILIES DAY, Sunday, May 25, 2014. 

3. Florida Aquarium

May 24-26, 2014

Spend your Memorial Day Weekend with over 20,000 sea creatures. Any active duty, veteran, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsman is entitled to two free Florida Aquarium admission tickets for themselves and a guest. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive $10 admission. Veterans can also enjoy a special Memorial Day meal for $5.00 that includes:

-Choice of hamburger or hotdog
-French fries
-fountain drink

*Must present military id. at Florida Aquarium ticket booth.

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