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BOISE -- With national and state parks closed down across the country because of the government shutdown, The Discovery Center of Idaho is offering all essential federal government employees free admission to the museum.

In order to take advantage of this offer, employees must show a valid government ID.

Immediate family members of furloughed government employees can also get in free, when they go together.

This special discount is available for as long as the government is shutdown lasts.

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