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Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave
NW Washington DC
DC
20001
Tel: 888 639-7386

Where are we going today?

News isn't just for adults, not when there is an incredible museum in Washington DC like Newseum!

Newseum makes news FUN for kids, through the numerous galleries that showcase news through the ages. Many of the exhibits are fully interactive, so kids will be able to experience current events and historic events through fun activities and means.

The museum if dedicated to free expression, and with seven (yes SEVEN) levels of galleries and theaters, there is a lot to see and do! In fact, it's considered one of the most interactive museums in the entire world - now THAT is an achievement!

Kids can trace through the evolution of the electronic communication too, and how news was found and told. They can learn all about the birth of radio, right through to Twitter and social media being used to report the news.

The topics of the exhibits range greatly, so kids can really have a expansive educational experience during their time at Newseum. They can learn all about the Civil Rights movement, as well as see an actual piece of the Berlin Wall, and learn why it was pulled down (and created in the first place!)

The world's first satellite truck that changed the way breaking news was reported can be seen in the galleries, and there is even an exhibit on Presidents and their pets!

A touching memorial that can't be missed at Newseum is the 9/11 exhibit, where you can actually see a piece of the tower. 

It's worth seeing the gallery of "front pages" too, where you can see front pages of national newspapers from all over the world - from the day you visit! 

A truly fascinating and exciting experience for kids, where the exhibits will capture their attention, and allow them to learn in a fun and interactive way. 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$22.95 + tax
  • Children$13.95 + tax (Ages 7 to 18)
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Teachers corner

It's a great place for students! They offer FREE visits for schools in the DC area, or you can book a tour for a discounted rate if you're from outside the area. Make sure you book at least a week in advance. .

I'm Hungry!

There is self-service dining in the Food Section, with a menu designed by Wolfgang Puck, and features sandwiches, desserts and snacks. The Express Bar is where you can pick up quick snacks, chips, sandwiches and drinks.

Healthy Eating!

There are healthy options in the Food Section, including salads, sandwiches and bottled water.

Any Top Tips?

There is a LOT to see, so allow at least 2 hours!.

Need a little extra help?

The entire museum is ADA compliant in all areas!.

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop where you can pick up Newseum related gifts and merchandise!.

More information

They offer complimentary coak check .

What people are saying?

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    The Pulitzer Prize photo gallery could be a worthy museum in and of itself. Between that and the 9/11 exhibit (they even have the World Trade Center antenna on display,) you'd better wear waterproof mascara. You could easily spend a full day here, which is why the admission covers two days for one price. For kids (and fun-loving adults,) the best part is the "be a news anchor" interactive exhibit and finding your videos on YouTube afterwards. Definitely worth a trip!

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    Newseum is a museum dedicated to the news and they do a fantastic job documenting it. If you are even vaguely aware of and interested in media, this is the place to go. While not free, Newseum is worth the money and you can usually find a coupon in many of the free hotel magazines or advertisements for tourists. The exhibits are moving and really capture a time. See the Berlin Wall, get up close and personal with The Kennedys, and see the daily newspapers of every single state.

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    Loved it. Went for Free Museum Day 2014 and was excited when I saw it opened at 9am! so I could get my day started early. Good thing too, but I didn't get out until almost 2! There are six very interactive floors, 4D movie and several movies theaters throughout. You can even stand in and perform a news cast on green screen with prompt reader and everything. Plus, any museum that idolizes Ron Burgundy is perfection.

    Neighborhood is great and it's easy to find. There's a cafe on the lowest floor, which looked to be pretty crowded around lunch time,...Read More

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    There are three fundamental problems with the exhibits in the Newseum:
    (1) They conflate the heroism of the people in the news with the heroism of the people covering the news. The entire section on the Civil Rights Movement is outstanding, but it says nothing about the history of journalism. Many other exhibits are just silly and unrelated to journalism in any way, e.g. "first dogs." The Edward R. Murrow exhibit is by far the best exhibit for relating a true history of journalism.
    (2) The documentary on "bias in journalism" is itself extraordinarily...Read More

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    Worth taking at least a 1/2 day to full day to see. This history of news, how it is reported and the major stories of modern history. Using multimedia to community the information and including how Social Media has been part of modern news. Nice cafeteria and gift shop. Their is a studio that broadcast from there with the Capitol in the background.

    My late Father wanted to go to the old location of the Newseum in VA and I am so glad I went with him to see if for he was not able to get to the new location. Growing up in Washington DC it was interesting...Read More

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by Amber Haldis

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Loved it. Went for Free Museum Day 2014 and was excited when I saw it opened at 9am! so I could get my day started early. Good thing too, but I didn't get out until almost 2! There are six very interactive floors, 4D movie and several movies theaters throughout. You can even stand in and perform a news cast on green screen with prompt reader and everything. Plus, any museum that idolizes Ron Burgundy is perfection.

Neighborhood is great and it's easy to find. There's a cafe on the lowest floor, which looked to be pretty crowded around lunch time, but as we were walking on the third floor (I think) there's a patio off a small lunch room with small kiosk with sandwiches. I don't think anyone realized it was open to the public because the flyer said catered lunch, and maybe it was a weekend deal, but it was perfection to sit alone on the patio instead of in a crowded lunchroom. So keep an eye out for it.

Nice balcony on the 6th floor too with a great view. And that's where they post front pages from newspapers all over the country and world DAILY! That's dedication to news.

With regular tickets for adults around $25, getting the Free Museum Day voucher was a steal. Also all tickets are also good for the following day, so come back if it's too long to fit in one day, or pass them along to a friend. There is a coat check if needed and there is security. Food and souvenir prices as expected for a museum.

by John Hutchinson

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There are three fundamental problems with the exhibits in the Newseum:
(1) They conflate the heroism of the people in the news with the heroism of the people covering the news. The entire section on the Civil Rights Movement is outstanding, but it says nothing about the history of journalism. Many other exhibits are just silly and unrelated to journalism in any way, e.g. "first dogs." The Edward R. Murrow exhibit is by far the best exhibit for relating a true history of journalism.
(2) The documentary on "bias in journalism" is itself extraordinarily biased! It presents as an uncontested fact that there is a liberal bias in the media. Brian Williams is quoted as setting up a straw man argument with a fabricated story about a journalist referring differently in language about Gingrich and Kennedy. Bret Hume "proves" that the news media is liberal by contending that most reporters are liberal. But this says nothing about whether their reporting is biased. And this comes from one of the most biased "reporters" on television. News Corp's fingerprints are all over this travesty of an "exhibit."
(3) Many exhibits fail to distinguish between real news coverage and the tendency of some reporters to simply accept unvarnished propaganda. The most obvious example of this is the prominent display of the toppling of Hussein's statue in Baghdad, a clearly stage media event and not an actual news event. Amazingly poor presentation for a "news museum."

by Martin Brossman

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Worth taking at least a 1/2 day to full day to see. This history of news, how it is reported and the major stories of modern history. Using multimedia to community the information and including how Social Media has been part of modern news. Nice cafeteria and gift shop. Their is a studio that broadcast from there with the Capitol in the background.

My late Father wanted to go to the old location of the Newseum in VA and I am so glad I went with him to see if for he was not able to get to the new location. Growing up in Washington DC it was interesting to see headlines from the 70ies that I remember seeing first hand growing up. It also reminded me of the importance of the First Amendment in relationship to freedom of speech.

It reminded me of how much of war and tragedy defines breaking news with a few highlight like landing on the moon. This reminds me of our personal responsibility to seek out the good news in the world to keep up our own positive attitude.

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