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Furloughed federal employees to receive free admission during the government shutdown

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Posted by
Sarah Imholte

The 2019 federal government shutdown is entering its 25th day. It’s the longest shutdown in United States history, and it’s impacting close to 800,000 federal employees.

The Science Museum of Minnesota recognizes the pressure that the shutdown is causing to individuals and families in our community and wants to play a role in easing that pressure, even briefly. Beginning Tuesday, January 15, furloughed federal employees will receive free combination exhibit gallery and Omnitheater admission for themselves and up to three guests.

“We know that this lengthy government shutdown is challenging for federal employees – including our friends at the National Park Service’s Mississippi River Visitor Center in our lobby – on many levels,” says Alison Rempel Brown, president and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota. “We hope that our small gesture will provide them a little relief in the midst of the stress of being furloughed for an extended period of time. We hope they’ll take a break from the worry and spend a day at the Science Museum making memories.”

To take advantage of the federal employee free admission offer, visitors must show a valid government identification card at the Box Office.

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