From the Coast Guard to the FDA, the National Parks Service and the TSA, thousands of families in our area are affected by the historic shut-down. We have compiled a list of free family fun offers available to federal workers on furlough. Be sure to keep checking back – we are adding more and more promotions as they are submitted!
Please feel free to share these offers with any federal employees affected by the shut-down:
American Visionary Art Museum
Free admission to federal employees with valid ID and up to three accompanying friends/family during the government shutdown. This special offer is good until the shutdown ends.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Free admission to federal workers with valid ID until the end of the furlough.
B&O Railroad Museum
One complimentary admission with valid federal ID.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The BSO is offering free tickets to federal government employees for this weekend’s performances of Sibelius Violin Concerto at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and at the Music Center at Strathmore to furloughed workers during the shutdown with a valid government ID. To claim complimentary tickets, please present valid government ID at the Ticket Office prior to the start of the performance. Two tickets are available per ID. bsomusic.org/calendar/special-offers/free-tickets-for-government-employees/
Chesapeake Children’s Museum Annapolis
$1 Admission with federal ID, offer will extend two months beyond the shut-down.
The Claybakers Annapolis
We know that this time is hard for our furloughed employees, so we want you to relax and paint a *FREE 12 oz Coffee Mug on Us! Limit one mug per person presenting Federal ID
The team is offering complimentary game tickets to any U.S. government employee currently on furlough to the 2019 Fan Powered North American tour. Any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at their local box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotter game in North America while supplies last. The offer is only valid during the current government shutdown and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Quantities are limited and seat locations vary by venue. Fans are asked to check with their local box office for details. In our area they will be in Belair on March 13, Salisbury March 14 and Delaware February 23. harlemglobetrotters.com/news/harlem-globetrotters-offer-free-tickets-all-us-government-employees-currently-furlough
Holiday Inn Washington College Park Furlough Flex Rate
Furlough Flex Rate: (Code is: ISHD1) is good for January and February. This rate includes breakfast for two and two drink vouchers at our onsite restaurant and bar. Guest must show government ID at check-in. hicollegepark.com/special-pkg.
Offering rates as low as $50 for the duration of the shut-down/availability permitting. Includes breakfast buffett and wi-fi. Located at 1600 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D.C. hotel1600.com/specials-packages/
IKEA stores near Baltimore and Washington are offering free breakfast to federal workers during the partial federal government shutdown, the company announced. Government workers showing a valid ID can visit the IKEA stores in Baltimore (8352 Honeygo Blvd.), College Park (10100 Baltimore Ave.) and Woodbridge, Va., (2901 Potomac Mills Circle) Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a free hot breakfast including a free coffee, tea or fountain drink. The free breakfast offer will continue until the government shutdown ends.
20% off total check at the restaurant, 50% off on cocktails and coffe drinks at the espresso bar. Discount does not apply with other specials and government ID need to be presented .
Monster Mini Golf
Free Mini Golf for up to 4 people valid Monday – Thursday until the shutdown ends. Must present government ID for each golfer. Cannot be combined with other offers.
National Building Museum
Federal employees get free admission by showing their ID badge.
National Law Enforcement Museum
The museum is offering free admission for all furloughed federal government employees with valid federal government ID.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
In addition to free admission and parking, federal employees receive discounts on feature films, concessions and merchandise.
Free admission to federal employees for the duration of the shutdown by presenting badge in person at the admissions desk. Everyone else can receive 15% off general admission tickets purchased online.
Free admission for all government workers affected by the shut down with valid ID.
Pongo’s Learning Lab/Coder Kid’s Club
Use the FURLOUGH discount code for a free drop-in club ticket. Please pre-register for this, because space in each club is limited. One ticket per family. Show your government ID at drop-off.
Pump it Up
One free Open Jump Session at Pump it Up’s Elkridge, Lanham-Bowie and Waldorf, Maryland locations for federal employees. Limited to one admission per day, one free session per person. Valid until the shutdown ends. Must show valid government ID.Refer to the Pump It Up calendar for all available Open Jump times. Also offering 10% off party packages.
Quiet Waters Park – Ice Skating Rink
Free Ice Skating is being offered for those Federal Employees affected by the Government Shutdown.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Baltimore)
Free admission with valid government ID for groups of four, valid Wednesday – Sunday throughout the shutdown.