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Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is a time to say "thank you" to our veterans. The following is a list of free offers for them to enjoy. Some even last all summer.

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests get free admission to the theme parks now through July 4. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. Toll-free 1-800-327-2424.

Blue Star Museums Military Promotion: Active duty military personnel and their families get free admission to select area museums from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Memorial Day Skate: Active military members get in free and can bring up to five people with them. Everyone gets free hot dogs and hamburgers from 1 to 2 p.m. Non-military: $7 (skates additional). Astro Skate Tarpon Springs, 875 Cypress St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 938-5778. 1-5 p.m. May 28.

Memorial Day at Glazer: Active military members play free Monday. Regular admission all others: $15, $12.50 seniors, $9.50 children, 1 and younger free. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28.

Memorial Day at the Aquarium: Active duty, veterans, retired military members and drilling reservists or National Guard members get two free admission to the Florida Aquarium and can bring up to four family members for $10 each. Regular admission all other guests: $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26-May 28.

Military Visits Free: All military members, active or retired, receive free admission to the Chihuly Collection and can bring up to three guests to receive a $5 discount on their admission. Includes entrance to the Morean Art Center, Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay, which are all free to enter. Regular Chihuly Collection admission: $19.95; $17.95 seniors 65 and older; $12.95 students; children 5 and younger free. Chihuly Collection, 700 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-4527. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26, noon-5 p.m. May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28.

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