Hometown Heroes Appreciation Day At Science Center June 15

The Cox Science Center & Aquarium.

The Cox Science Center & Aquarium will once again salute its hometown heroes with a good time. On Saturday, June 15, the public is invited to show some local love by participating in Hometown Hero Appreciation Day. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the general public. Veterans, active-duty military, first responders, Gold Star families and up to four guests can receive free admission at the center an hour before the public arrives.

“I know firsthand how much our military and first responders sacrifice in their service,” Science Center President & CEO Kate Arrizza said. “After serving as an officer for seven years in the Navy, it’s an honor to bring our hometown heroes the recognition and fun that they deserve.”

Heroes, their families and the public can enjoy special activities, such as military vehicle demonstrations, meet and greets with local armed forces representatives, live science demonstrations, military ceremonies and tug-of-war competitions with the troops. Snacks and refreshments will also be available. To redeem tickets, register online at www.coxsciencecenter.org/heroes and bring a military or employee ID.

General admission for adults is $24, $20 for children ages 3-12, $22 for seniors ages 60 & older, and free for children under 3 years of age and members. To learn more about summer programming, visit www.coxsciencecenter.org