Kansas City Zoo offers free zoo visits through ‘Postcard to Adventure’ program

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Zoo is introducing the 'Postcard to Adventure' program for residents of the Zoological District. This program alters the scheduled free days at the Zoo and provides more flexibility for residents to visit when it is more convenient. These free visit opportunities are being offered to all residents in Jackson and Clay Counties in Missouri as a thank you and one of the many benefits for supporting the Kansas City Zoo through the Zoological District. Every household in Jackson and Clay County will receive three free visit opportunities in 2014.

The Kansas City Zoo is committed to providing free admission opportunities for Jackson and Clay County residents. The 'Postcard to Adventure' program allows a range of possible dates to visit and the tickets on the postcard will allow easy access and quick entry into the Zoo.

Each address in these two counties will be randomly sorted into a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday visit. Each ticket is valid during one of three months: July, September and November.

“When discussing the free opportunity options with the community, the 'Postcard to Adventure' method was the most requested," Randy Wisthoff, Zoo’s CEO/Executive Director, said. "This option allows a family to choose a date and arrange their schedule accordingly. As always, our goal for each and every guest is a safe, fun and memorable Zoo adventure that leads to a closer connection with nature. Adventures at the Zoo are experiences to be shared with all families providing a lifetime of wonderful animal stories.”

To gain free admission through this program, residents will be asked to bring their “Postcard to Adventure” FREE VISIT ticket with a current utility bill or photo ID. All family members who reside at that same address will be admitted with the person whose name is on that free ticket. All this information will be printed on the postcard.

“Each person who arrives at the Zoo is going to find a safe and enjoyable environment. We want each person who leaves the Zoo to be smiling, laughing and sharing their photos and videos of the Zoo,” Pam Mason, Clay County Commissioner and Chair of the Zoological Commission, said. “The Zoo provides an outlet for family togetherness helping to build a better quality of life for all residents. All of us can be proud of the new programs that the Zoo has implemented to increase the Zoo experience.”

The 'Postcard to Adventure' will be mailed to residents in Jackson and Clay Counties in June. For more information on the program CLICK HERE.

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