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Mayor Tim Keller Offers Free Admission to Cultural Services Facilities for Furloughed Federal Employees

Free admission available to visit to the BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and museums.

January 11, 2019

Today Mayor Tim Keller announced that from now until the federal government officially reopens, the Cultural Services Department is offering free admission to furloughed employees at the ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque Museum, or Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

“We wanted to do our part to provide access to some activities for folks who don’t know when their next paycheck will come because of the government shutdown,” stated Mayor Tim Keller.  “There are thousands of Albuquerque residents who will go unpaid. These hard-working families are in limbo so we’re pitching in so they can enjoy a day at one of our facilities.”

The offer extends to all currently furloughed federal employees and one guest per visit to the BioPark and museums. The special admission is good for the ABQ BioPark Zoo or Aquarium/Botanic Garden. This offer does not include BioPark combo tickets. The offer does not include the admission surcharge for Visions of the Hispanic World at the Albuquerque Museum. A current and valid federal government ID card must be presented at each venue.

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