If you were looking for a reason to visit the Maryland Zoo, you’ve got one! They let us know this morning that they are offering half priced admission for tickets purchased at the zoo entrance every Tuesday in August – – AND every Tuesday visitor gets a coupon for a FREE ice cream or popsicle! Elephants, Penguins, Giraffes and refreshment. What more could you want?

Check out our post on visiting the Zoo before you go — we’ve got the low down on the best places to cool down while visiting the zoo in the August heat! (Personally, we like the Tundra Buggy and cave exhibits best…)