Find Your Inner Cronkite at DC’s Newseum

June 29, 2012 by

The Newseum in Washington DC

Let’s say you’ve found yourself in the greater Washington, DC area on a hot summer day with one, two, or even six kids in tow, looking for something to do but lacking a ton of money to make it happen.

You’re in luck: DC’s “most interactive museum,” the aptly-named Newseum, has announced its summer fun deal for 2012, which includes free admission for up to six kids at a time from July 1 through September 3, 2012.

Central Foyer of The Newseum in Washington DC

In a way, it’s a return to the center’s roots, which began with a Rosslyn, VA location in 1997 where admission was never charged. Since its geographic upgrade to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street in 2008, the museum has commanded daily admission fees up to $22 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 7 through 18.

With the latter fees waived for the summer, the Newseum offers unlimited opportunities for learning about the way in which we all communicate up-to-the-minute news about what’s happening in the world around us.

September 11 Exhibit at The Newseum in Washington DC

Fifteen major galleries encompass the Newseum’s permanent collection, including an interactive newsroom, an ethics center, an ever-changing exhibit sponsored by ABC News, a historical walk through the origins and growth of the news industry, a collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photography, and more.

An equal number of theaters bring you front and center into news reports from the legendary Edward R. Murrow, a retrospective of groundbreaking news stories since the dawn of video reporting, and a space dedicated to the finer reports of sports reporting, among other 2D, 3D and even 4D experiences.

Journalist Memorial Wall at The Newseum in Washington DC

In addition to its permanent galleries and collections, the center also hosts an evolving roster of seasonal and special exhibits, many of which can be experienced in part on its website. The Newseum¬†is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Photo credits: The Newseum and Wikimedia Commons


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