50+ Places Where Dads Get Free Admission on Father’s Day

30+ Places Where Dads Get Free Admission on Father's Day 2016 | thegoodstuff

Update 6/14/2017 — We’ve updated this list for 2017 and added a few more states to the list. If you have a favorite free activity to do with Dad, let us know in the comments! 

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 18th!

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!

50+ 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.


Adventure Anchorage Alaska Center | Depending on what day you choose to celebrate Father’s Day, there are a variety of events you can enjoy. Everything from walking tours to movies. Perfect for the dad that loves the great outdoors.


Legoland Discovery Center (Tempe) | Let dad be a kid again with free admission to build a Lego car and race against other teams.


Big Rock Fun Park (Little Rock) | Dad gets to play a round of mini golf for free! Then enjoy the arcade, go karts, bumper boats and more.


San Francisco Presidio Kite Festival | Go fly a kite! You can build your own kite, meet with kite experts, listen to Taiko Drummers and of course eat delicious food. Activities are free June 17.


Fort Collins Museum of Discovery | Dads visiting Fort Collins Museum of Discovery with their children on Father’s Day receive free admission.


Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park (Portland) | Dads get a free upgrade from an Adventure Sports Pass to a Wakeboarding Pass all weekend long.


Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Gainesville) | Free admission to fathers of all ages!

Leu Gardens (Orlando) | Leu Gardens celebrates dads on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017, 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).


BBQ Buffet and Free Aha Mele Concert (Waimea Valley) | Buy dad an expansive and delicious buffet while enjoying a free concert.


KOA Camps  (Boise) | To help dad out kids get to camp for free! Spend the weekend at either campground in Boise or Lava Hot Springs.


Niabi Zoo (Coal Valley) | All fathers who visit the zoo on Father’s Day, June 18, 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.


Field of Dreams  (Dyersville) | Beginning in the later afternoon on Saturday June 17, the family can enjoy the world’s largest game of catch, a live DJ and food concessions plus a Field of Dreams Move Site premier of the new documentary “Father’s Day”. You can also catch the movie Field of Dreams for a special showing.


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.


Baton Rouge KOA Camp | Kids get in free. Dad gets a weekend camping with the kids. It’s a win-win.


Scenic Train Ride  (Hancock) | Dad rides free on Father’s Day while taking in a scenic train ride.


Bowe’s Marketplace (Bowie) | Dad and Grandpa can both enjoy a free breakfast Father’s Day Weekend on June 17.


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.

Heritage Museums & Gardens (Sandwich) | Heritage Museums & Gardens is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18, 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!


St. Paul Museum | The entire family can enjoy Sunday June 18 for free!


Meridian East Camping (Toomsuba) | Father’s Day weekend, kids came for free.


The Horseless Carriage Club  (Kirkwood) | Take dad to the Horseless Carriage Car Show this Father’s Day with free admission for the entire family.


Free Fishing Days  (Various Cities) | Grab your pole and head for a weekend of free fishing with dad.


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.


Stewart Father’s Day Bowwow (Carson City) | Celebrate American Indian heritage and history with free admission. Enjoy 200 dancers, arts, food and crafts.

New Hampshire

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 18, 2017.

New Jersey

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 18th! 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

New Mexico

Cliffs Amusement Park  (Albuquerque) | Dad gets can enjoy a free ride pass for both Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend!

New York

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.

North Carolina

Adventure Landing (Raleigh) | Dad gets to play free miniature golf with the kids. Several North Carolina locations will be offering this special.

North Dakota

Art and Wine Walk (Grand Forks) | Luckily this free event falls on Father’s Day Weekend. Dad can enjoy wine, delicious food while admiring works of art.


The Beach Waterpark (Mason) | All dads get in free on Sunday, June 18th with the purchase of a paid admission (at Admission window only).


Tuttle’s Ice Cream Festival (Tuttle) | Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend on June 17 with a parade, games, performances and much more!


iSpark Toys (Hillsboro) | Have fun for free at the iSpark Toys Father’s Day event: Snapping, Circuits and Cupcakes.


Pittsburgh Zoo | Dads of all ages receive free admission when accompanied by their kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo.

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.

Rhode Island

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.

South Carolina

Ray’s Splash Planet (Charlotte) | Dads can have fun for free from 1-6:30 on Father’s Day. Engage with the kids on their 3 story slides, a vortex, interactive water play and more.

South Dakota

Bramble Park Zoo (Watertown) | The first 150 dads get free admission plus a free 7 in 1 multi-tool keychain.


Nashville Lane Motor Museum | Dads get in free and can take in basement tours and demonstrations.


Dads, Dogs and Cars  (McKinney) | The family can enjoy a car show, music, cookouts and a petting zoo.


Chalk Art Festival (Salt Lake City) | June 16 and 17 Utah foster care will create chalk art on the streets of Salt Lake. On Father’s Day, free admission for all to view the art in a beautiful setting.


Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival | Father’s Day weekend the skies will be filled with amazing hot air balloons while on the ground folks will enjoy music, food and crafts.


Boardwalk Art Show (Virginia Beach) | A fun weekend of art and festivities for dad.

West Virginia

Mountain State Cruisers Classic Car Show (Berkeley Springs State Park) | Bring the family to enjoy a day of cars and other activities. Free and open from 9-3 on Father’s Day.


6th U.S. Infantry Living History (Casper) | Free admission for all to go back in time and learn about our countries history while having fun.


Museum of Flight (Seattle) | Admission is free to all dads (accompanied by children) on Father’s Day, June 18.

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.


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