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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

October 17, 2013 11:04 ET

The Reagan Library Re-Opens

First 50 People Who Visit, Will Receive Free Admission to the Entire Museum

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) -

"The doors of this library are open now and all are welcome." - Ronald Reagan, November 4, 1991

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has re-opened, following the end to the recent Government Shutdown. Since October 1, 2013, only the Library's Air Force One Pavilion, which is owned and operated by the Reagan Foundation, has been open. Guests have been able to tour the Pavilion at no charge, to thank them for their patience during the shutdown. Beginning Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., the entire Reagan Library campus will re-open and guests can once again pre-purchase their tickets at

"Guests have shared their gratitude toward us for keeping as much of the Library grounds open as possible during the shutdown," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. 

"Keeping the grounds open is exactly what Ronald Reagan would have wanted us to do, and we are glad that we could continue to make our guests happy."

As a continued "thank you" to our guests, the first fifty people who visit the Reagan Library on Thursday, October 17, 2013 will get into the entire Reagan Library for free.

And, coming soon to the Reagan Library is the West Coast premiere of SPY: The Secret World of  Espionage! This highly interactive, 12,000 square foot exhibition, created through a collaboration between the CIA, FBI and National Reconnaissance Office gives guests the rare opportunity to peek behind a veil of secrecy into the world of espionage and undercover operations. The nearly 300 spy gadgets and documents on display -- many of which have never before been seen outside of classified circles -- or even known -- reveal an unseen picture of the mysterious world of espionage. SPY parts the veil, inviting visitors into a secret world of patriots, spies, moles, traitors, and spy catchers: a world with heroes and villains, whose actions helped shape the world we live in today. In addition to the artifacts on display, SPY offers family-friendly interactive exhibits, giving guests a taste of how the secret world of espionage is conducted. Explore beyond what you think you know about spies from movies and novels with thrilling on-the-spot training for future spies of all ages, including interactive modules to learn secret writing, disguise, and voice changing. Test out your skills at being a super spy by navigating through the perilous complexities of an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice -- dare your friends and family to recognize you! For more information on this exhibit, please visit

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President.

The Reagan Library is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For pricing information and for tickets, visit

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