George Eastman Museum

Rochester, N.Y., January 17, 2018—The George Eastman Museum is offering free general admission beginning today and until the end of the government shutdown to all federal employees impacted by the shutdown and their families, including tickets to evening film screenings at the Dryden Theatre.


George Eastman Museum

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Closed Mondays)


Dryden Theatre

Tuesday–Saturday: Films begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted); Doors open at 6:45 p.m.


“Although we can’t end the government shutdown, the George Eastman Museum and the Dryden Theatre welcome those adversely affected to enjoy a cultural escape during it,” said Bruce Barnes, Ron and Donna Fielding Director, George Eastman Museum.


Federal employees and their families will receive free admission by presenting a federal employee ID at the Lipson Welcome Center and/or the Dryden Theatre box office. The George Eastman Museum offers free admission daily to SNAP cardholders and their families and active duty military and their families.


For more information about current exhibitions and film screenings, visit


About the George Eastman Museum

Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit



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