If you are up for a road trip out of TC or Yakima, you might want to check out the Oregon Zoo as they are offering free admission to any furloughed federal employee during the government shutdown.

All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is show your federal ID or badge. The Oregon Zoo released this press release with more details

"We know it is a tough time for many people who are out of work during this shutdown," said Dr. Don Moore, Oregon Zoo director. "We wanted to give these public servants and their families something fun to do and help ease their financial burden."

Dr. Moore noted that his former employer, Smithsonian's National Zoo, is closed to the public because of the shutdown, and some of the Oregon Zoo's partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may also be affected.

If you need more information, you can visit the Oregon Zoo here.