FREE Admission for Federal Employees


Terre Haute Children's Museum
727 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

For Immediate Release

Children’s Museum Offers Free Admission for Federal Employees

Beginning Saturday, January 19, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be offering free admission to all federal employees who have recently been furloughed or have been working without pay due to the government shutdown. Until February 28, any federal worker affected by this situation may visit the Museum and receive admission to the facility and the new Ropes Challenge Course for two adults, who share a household, and all the children (Under 18) living in that household.

Guests will need to present a valid federal ID at the Admissions Desk to receive admission.

“We know this is a tough time for many families in our community. This is our way of providing some relief, and fun, for our neighbors,” said Susan Turner, Executive Director, Terre Haute Children’s Museum. “Please take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the Museum and play with your family.”

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is open Tuesday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Ropes Challenge Course is open Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Museum is typically closed on Mondays, but will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Ropes Challenge Course will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Museum at (812) 235-5548.

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum, located at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute, is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching our children’s lives through the exploration of science and technology. The Museum receives no city, state or federal funding, relying solely on visitor fees, gifts, donations, and grants to fund its world-class educational exhibits and programs.

Museum admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months. Regular admission is $8 for adults and children over 24 months. Families who participate in qualifying assistance programs can enroll in the Access Pass program, which allows them to visit the Museum for just $2 per family member per visit. To learn more about this program, visit

For more information about the Museum, visit, email, or call 812-235-5548. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at, and check out our Pinterest page at


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