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National Museum of Wildlife Art Offers Complimentary Admission to Furloughed Government Employees

January 16, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is offering free admission to furloughed government employees and one guest. Offer valid until through Thursday, January 31, 2019. Government employees to verify employment with valid government ID.

“We thought this would be a great opportunity to provide a service in our community,” said Steve Seamons, Executive Director.

“Recent studies suggest time spent in museums has the same therapeutic effect as time spent in nature in terms of relieving stress,” said Jane Lavino, Sugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Mondays. Palate restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Regular Museum Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5 – 18, and free for children under 4, with discounts available to students and active Military.

 The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a world-class art museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail, the museum is only two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.

www.WildlifeArt.org

IMAGES AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Media Contact:
Taylor Woods, Marketing Manager, (307)732-5437, twoods@wildlifeart.org

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