Young people get into the Newseum for free this summer

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Good news for families who stayed away from the Newseum because of the $12.95/per kid admission fee: That price is waived for all visitors 18 and under, beginning July 1 through Labor Day. The “Summer Fun Deal” promotion is sponsored by Washington all-news radio station WTOP.

Press release

Newseum Announces "Kids Free Summer Fun Deal"

The Newseum will waive its admission price for all youth visitors, 18 and under, regularly $12.95, beginning July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Currently ranked the #1 Washington, D.C. attraction by, the Newseum’s “Summer Fun Deal” promotion is designed to encourage families, particularly in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, to experience the Newseum. Up to 10 kids will be admitted free with each paid adult admission.

The “Summer Fun Deal” promotion is sponsored by WTOP 103.5 FM, Washington’s all-news radio station. WTOP also is co-sponsor of the Newseum’s educational program through which Washington-area public and private schools receive free museum admission when they visit as a school group.

In April, the Newseum opened its new exhibit “Pictures of the Year,” which showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2010. Other temporary exhibits now on display include, “Covering Katrina,” “First Dogs: Presidential Pets in the White House,” and “Inside Tim Russert’s Office.” Popular permanent Newseum features include: the 4-D film “I-Witness,” the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery, the NBC News Interactive Newsroom and the 9/11 Gallery sponsored by Comcast — the nation’s first permanent museum display about the September 2001 attacks.

The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $21.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (65 and older), and $12.95 for youth (7 to 18). Annual memberships also are available. For additional information, the public may call 888/NEWSEUM (888/639-7386) or visit

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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