Thinkery offers free weekday admission for furloughed federal employees during the shutdown

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Thinkery offers free weekday admission for furloughed federal employees during the shutdown

Beginning Monday, January 21, federal employees affected by the government shutdown can visit Thinkery for free during regular weekday hours.

 

 

Austin, TX – January 18, 2019 

Beginning Monday, January 21, federal employees and contractors affected by the government shutdown can enjoy free weekday general admission to Thinkery in Austin.

“Maintaining affordable access for everyone is a top priority for Thinkery,” said Thinkery CEO Patricia Young Brown. “We know the shutdown is putting a financial and emotional strain on workers and their families all over Central Texas. We hope that opening our doors to them until the shutdown ends creates an opportunity for those families to set aside those worries for a while and spend time playing and learning together.”

Free admission for furloughed employees and contractors is available during Thinkery’s normal weekday operating hours (Mon.-Fri.), which can be found online at thinkeryaustin.org. This offer will remain in effect for the duration of the government shutdown and is made possible through Thinkery’s Open Door Initiative.

Furloughed employees and contractors must present a valid federal ID or badge at Thinkery’s admissions desk.  Each employee or contractor may bring up to three guests per visit.

 

For more information, contact Jeff Dellinger at (512) 469-6224 or jdellinger@thinkeryaustin.org  

 

About Thinkery

Thinkery is Austin’s home for “why” and “how.” Our mission is to create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. Thinkery offers 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits for children and families to learn through play. It’s a place where science and families play side by side and people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing.

 

Thinkery is a 501(c)(3), private nonprofit organization; last year we served more than 460,000 children and their grown-ups

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