Smithsonian Losing $1 Million a Week Due to Shutdown

The Smithsonian Museums are being hit hard by the partial government shutdown.

Since January second, visitors are unable to access the world’s largest museum, education and research complex.

The 173-year-old institution says it’s been losing about one million dollars a week because of the shutdown.

Smithsonian secretary David Skorton wrote op-ed published Tuesday that the monetary impact is due to restaurants, theaters and other profitable locations in the complex closing down too.

The Smithsonian did manage to pull together some carry-over funds to stay open an extra 11 days once the shutdown began.

But that ran out, causing them to close as well.


Source: NewsNet | Smithsonian Losing Million a Week Due to Shutdown