If your Father’s Day plans include a gift involving socks or a tie, stop. Put down the wrapping paper and back away. While Dad surely appreciates a chance to replace his holey crew socks or a silky new tie to show off at work, there are many more ways to show him how much you appreciate him this June 19th!
A better idea might be to gift him with the chance to spend time with his family. Whether that means heading to his favorite restaurant for a manly burger (you can find out where Dad eats free on Father’s Day here!) or checking out a local attraction, you’re sure to find great deals in honor of dads this June.
To get you started, here are some great ideas for a Father’s Day outing — and each place offers free admission on Father’s Day!
We’ve confirmed each and every free Fathers Day admission listed here via phone or online, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead and be sure activities near you are planning something special for Dad.
Do you know of a great place where dads get free admission on Father’s Day that we missed? Please share it with us in the comments below!
30+ Places Where Dads Get In Free on Father’s Day
United Skates of America | Dads get free admission and free skate rental when accompanying their kids! Check to see if your local rink is participating.
Montgomery Zoo | All dads receive free admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery | Dads visiting Fort Collins Museum of Discovery with their children on Father’s Day receive free admission.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Gainesville) | Free admission to fathers of all ages!
Leu Gardens (Orlando) | Leu Gardens celebrates dads on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016, with free admission.
Florida Aquarium (Tampa) | On Father’s Day weekend, dad gets in free to the Florida Aquarium with the purchase of a full-price admission at the Aquarium ticket office.
Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta) | Dad will receive half off his general admission ticket with purchase of one full-price admission (adult, child or senior).
Niabi Zoo (Coal Valley) | All fathers who visit the zoo on Father’s Day, June 19, with their families will receive free admission.
Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City) | The Washington Park Zoo will offer free admission for all fathers and grandfathers with a paid child admission.
Sunset Zoo (Manhattan) | Fathers visit for free with a paid child’s admission.
Louisville Zoo | Celebrate Dad by treating him to Father’s Day at the Zoo! Free Zoo admission for dads.
Franklin Park Zoo (Boston) | Celebrate your dad (and all of ours!) this Father’s Day with free admission for fathers.
Stone Zoo (Stoneham) | Celebrate your dad (and all of ours!) this Father’s Day with free admission for fathers.
The Hall at Patriot Place (Foxboro) | Celebrate Father’s Day weekend, June 18 and 19, at The Hall. Make a Father’s Day weekend reservation at CBS Scene Restaurant and Dad will receive a free ticket to The Hall at the restaurant good for use that same day.
Heritage Museums & Gardens (Sandwich) | Heritage Museums & Gardens is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, with free admission to Heritage for all dads.
Potter Park Zoo (Lansing) | Want to make your dad feel extra special this Father’s Day? Bring him to Potter Park Zoo where dads receive free admission!
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland) | All dads (accompanied by family) enjoy free admission to the museum. There will be free family activities all day including a crawl-through of the T-29 airplane of the month.
Canobie Lake Park (Salem) | Dads will receive free admission and free lunch (lunch served noon-3 p.m.) when accompanied by a paid child’s ticket purchased at Canobie Lake Park on Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Morey’s Piers (Wildwood) | Dads ride and slide for free on Father’s Day! Visit Guest Services or any ticket booth for details.
iPlay America (Freehold) | Dad’s ride free all day on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19th! just download your free ticket and bring it to the Welcome Center inside iPlay America!
Sahara Sam’s (West Berlin) | Dads get in for free on Father’s Day with one paid admission
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie) | Free admission for dads and grandpas!
Martin’s Fantasy Island (Grand Island) | Fathers admitted free when accompanied by one or more paying children.
The Beach Waterpark (Mason) | All dads get in free on Sunday, June 19th with the purchase of a paid admission (at Admission window only).
Pittsburgh Zoo | Dads of all ages receive free admission when accompanied by their kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo.
The Swigart Antique Automobile Museum (Huntingdon) | Come to The Swigart Antique Automobile Museum on Sunday, June 19, 2016 to celebrate Father’s Day! All dads receive free admission with one other paid admission.
Splash Lagoon (Erie) | Dads splash free at Splash Lagoon with any paid full-price admission on Father’s Day!
Sandcastle Waterpark (Pittsburgh) | Buy one regular admission and get dad in free! Offer valid at Sandcastle’s gate.
Providence Children’s Museum | Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free for dads and granddads all day on Father’s Day. Bring the family and play, explore, and celebrate together!
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Providence) | Spend the day with Dad at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park. Fathers enjoy free admission to the Museum and Planetarium with the purchase of another guest.
Museum of Flight (Seattle) | Admission is free to all dads (accompanied by children) on Father’s Day, June 19.
The Hands On Children’s Museum (Olympia) | Free admission for all dads and granddads!
Mulberry Lane Farm (Hilbert) | Don’t give Dad another tie! Bring him to Mulberry Lane Farm because dads get in free on Father’s Day.