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