While being out of work is no fun, local museums and attractions are helping furloughed government employees have a little fun during their downtime by offering complimentary admission. It definitely doesn’t compare to getting a paycheck, but the generous offer does help families save a little money.
The complimentary admission varies by location. As of now, the offers run through January 31. However, check first, as details may change.
You will need to present a proper government-issued ID for any of the offers. The food-related offers are only valid at participating locations.
Colorado Railroad Museum – FREE admission for employees and their immediate family members.
Denver Art Museum – FREE general admission for employee, plus one guest. (The “Dior: From Paris to the World” exhibit is not included and requires a separate ticket.)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – FREE general admission for employee, plus one guest.
Big Red F Restaurant Group – FREE weekday lunch (Monday through Friday) at one of its restaurants, including The Post Brewing Co., Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Centro Mexican Kitchen, Lola Coastal Mexican, West End Tavern and Zolo Southwestern Grill. (Tax and tip not included.) The offer is valid until the furlough ends.
Kachina Cantina – FREE Taco plate (choice of three tacos on corn tortillas, flour tortillas or its signature Navajo fry-bread with rice & beans) with a non-alcoholic beverage. The offer runs from January 16 to 21.
Macaroni Grill – FREE Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — excluding airport and international locations. The offer is valid through January 23 or until the government shutdown ends. (
Modern Market – FREE Grain Bowl (Friday through Sunday) from 5 p.m. to close — excluding airport and university locations. The offer is valid until the furlough ends.
Shows or Events
The Denver Women’s Chorus is offering FREE tickets for its 35th anniversary concert Nevertheless, We Persist: Singing Our Stories for 35 years, at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.) in Denver for federal furloughed workers. There are three performances scheduled: January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and January 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 303-325-3959.