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Fed workers offered free visits to Meow Wolf

SANTA FE, N.M. — Federal employees looking for something to do while out of work during the extended government shutdown now can make a free visit to the “multiverse.”

Meow Wolf is offering free admission to its House of Eternal Return to federal workers while many federal operations are closed.

In an announcement Monday morning, Vince Kadlubek, CEO of the Santa Fe-based arts enterprise that runs the permanent art installation, described the move as a “small gesture of appreciation during an extremely stressful time.”

“People shouldn’t underestimate the importance of a properly functioning government,” Kadlubek said.

“These are the highly-skilled professionals who protect our food, air and water. They defend our borders, coasts and airways. They prevent disease and research cures. They look after education, commerce and our veterans. They maintain our national parks, monuments, historic sites and wildlife areas—and they curate and run many of our most important cultural institutions and treasures.

“We expect elected officials to provide Americans with the services we deserve and to put these good working people back on the payroll immediately,” he continued.

A photo ID or badge from any federal agency is required for admission, according to the announcement. Adult admission is typically $25 or $22 for New Mexico residents.

The House of Eternal Return will be closed from Jan. 22-Feb. 5 for renovations.