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High Desert Museum Offers Free Admission to Federal Employees

the High Desert Museum will offer free admission to furloughed federal employees and their immediate family members for the duration of the government shutdown.

“During what is an undoubtedly challenging time for our public servants, we want to support our community and provide an opportunity to visit the Museum. They do so much for us. We’d like to provide some partnership,” said Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D.

Federal employees are asked to bring a form of government ID or badge to show at the admissions desk.

The Museum’s winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Museum will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. A full slate of programs takes place every day, including our Bird of Prey Encounter and Otter Encounter. Learn more about regular programs at

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