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Several San Diego museums offer free weekend admission to federal workers affected by shutdown

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:07:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several San Diego museums are offering furloughed federal government workers free admission this weekend.

The Fleet Science Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and the New Children's Museum are all offering free entry to furloughed employs as the government shutdown hits its third week.

Guests can visit any of the participating museums on Jan. 12 and 13 and present their federal identification to take advantage of the offer.

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“This is our small way of ensuring we contribute positively to family-focused activities for those federal employees whose compensation has been delayed,” Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, said in a release.  “We appreciate their efforts on our behalf and look forward to welcoming them this Saturday and Sunday.”

Many of those museums participating will allow any eligible furloughed employee and up to three guests free admission: