• Free zoo admission Sunday for Jackson County residents

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  • This Sunday is the Kansas City Zoo’s first free-admission day of the year for residents of Jackson and Clay counties.
    Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but Debra Ryder, the zoo’s director of education, says the staff will be prepared to open as early as 9 if the lines are long and stay as late as 6:30 p.m. if the crowds warrant it. As of today, the Sunday forecast includes party sunny skies and a high of 64.
    Residents of Jackson and Clay counties need to bring a photo ID with their address – one is generally good for the family – to get in free. In 2011, voters in the two counties approved a sales tax for the zoo, and this is one the things the zoo does specifically for residents of those two counties. Normally, those residents pay half-price for admission.
    The other free days this year are also on weekends: Saturday, June 29; Sunday, July 28; and Saturday, Oct. 12.
    The Kansas City Zoo: http://www.kansascityzoo.org/
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