Friday, July 1, 2011

The Aquarium doors are open!

In response to the Minnesota government shutdown, the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium has decided to open its doors to all recently laid off state employees! The 22,000 state workers who are out of work as of today, July 1st, can visit the aquarium for free from now until the state is back up and running - all they need is a copy of their lay off notice.
And that's not all! Laid off employees don't need to come alone to take advantage of this great deal - any family members who accompany the employee will receive admission for only 50% of the usual price. It's a great chance for state employees and their families to relax and have some family fun, all while discovering over 10,000 of our sea creatures!

It couldn't be any simpler - the only thing the state employee needs to do is provide a copy of their lay off notice, and get ready for a great day hanging out with our sea turtles, sharks and jellyfish, just to name a few!

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  1. What a nice thing to do for the laid off folks in your state. I hope many of them take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere of the aquarium. Is there any contact information available for employment opportunities in Kansas City for the incoming aquarium? I am excited to finally have an aquarium here and would love to be part of that experience. I am a maintenance technician with many years of experience, and am SCUBA certified. I volunteer some of my time cleaning rivers and would love to involve my career with my passions. All our lives can be changed by exposure to the unknown realms like those portrayed at aquariums.

  2. I came today to take advantage of this great deal, and can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I brought my two young daughters, along with my mom and a friend (both also laid off state employees) and we had a great time. It was a great way to forget about all of the political games going on with our lives right now! THANKS!

  3. Unfortunately there are thousands of hard working Minnesotans that are laid off, that are not employeed by the state, and they not get to enjoy your aquarium at a free or reduced price. Times are hard for everyone and we only pity the state workers.