Spend Mother's Day at a Zoo or Public Aquarium

Most any parent would agree that the best gift is simply spending quality time with your children, so what better way to celebrate this Mother's Day weekend than a good ol' fashion trip to the aquarium or local zoo.

Public Aquariums and Zoos across the US are honoring mothers and maternal figures with special events and promotions all weekend long. We compiled a Top 10 list that will ideally inspire you to share a special day with Mom and create a lasting memory that is better than most any tangible gift.

1. Georgia Aquarium

Free family pictures plus a small gift for mom! Learn about all of the amazing aquatic moms at the Georgia Aquarium. 

2. Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach, CA

Reserve a table at the rooftop Veranda overlooking Rainbow Harbor in sunny Southern California for a special Mother's Day Brunch.

3. Greater Cleveland Aquarium

All weekend long, enjoy extended Mother's Day weekend hours. Mom gets a free Button plus a chance to win a One-Year Family Pass.

4. Long Island Aquarium

Treat your entire family to a delicious Mother's Day Brunch then spend the afternoon at the aquarium. 

5. Milwaukee County Zoo

All moms receive free admission on Sunday, May 8th, 2022.  

6. Downtown Aquarium - An Underwater Dining Adventure TX & CO

Enjoy a Mother's Day Buffet at this incredible aquarium-themed restaurant. The event takes place at the Houston and Kemah locations in Texas as well as the Denver location in Colorado. 

7. Potter's Park Zoo - Lansing, MI

Take your mom on a FREE Zoo Adventure! Moms receive free admission on May 8th, 2022. 

8. The Lousiville Zoo

Take mom to see a baby elephant! FREE entry to the zoo for mom on May 8th, 2022.

9. Albuquerque BioPark Zoo

Enjoy live music throughout the park and learn about the zoo's resident mothers plus a Mother's Day Brunch and an on-site Flower Truck.

10. Memphis Zoo

Learn about all the new baby animals during Baby Day at the Memphis Zoo over Mother's Day Weekend. The event takes place on Saturday, May 07, 2022.