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Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

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Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

I know that IrishFan has already mentioned this promotion in response to another query, but I thought it deserved a thread of its own.

The Newseum, which is arguably the best museum in D.C. that charges an admission fee, has announced that all visitors aged 18 and younger get free admission with the purchase of an adult admission. And it gets even better--one paid adult admission allows you to get up to 10 free "kids and teen" admissions.

There's a lot for kids and teens to see and do at the Newseum, even if they think news is boring. There are some great films on sports and an exhibit on Sports Illustrated photography. There's an exhibit on Elvis now. There's a 4-D film that the kids might enjoy. There's an exhibit on Presidential pets. There's a great exhibit which the older kids and teens might like on some cases the FBI handled (G-men and Journalists) including the Unabomber's shack. There's part of the Berlin Wall and an East German guard tower. Finally, there's interactive things to do, including doing your own broadcast.

So, if you have already seen the various Smithsonian museums (which are fabulous and free), you might want to include the Newseum in your visit. For more info, see www.newseum.org

Edited: 07 July 2010, 15:03
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1. Re: Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

Longhorn is right ! This is the best place ever and now is the best deal ever! Kids are FREE! . Only two years old and everyone loves it. Just got back from D.C. and even heard people in the hotel elevator telling everyone else about it. You can easily spend 6 hours here. They have a great cafeteria type restaurant in the basement, too. Enjoy!

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2. Re: Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

Ditto Ditto! We loved the Newsuem. We were there late June and our tickets were good for the following day also.. too bad we visited on the last day of our trip (bought them after noon. .not sure if that was a consideration for the dual day pass).. could have easily spent many more hours there. And agree.. as good as the Smithsonian.

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3. Re: Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

This is great to know news, Longhorn...thanks for posting!

Here's a question - Hoping to get White House passes, I'm waiting to purchase Newseum tickets until closer to our trip. Will this cause problems with getting in? Do tickets actually sell out a week ahead of time? Our trip is at the end of July.

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4. Re: Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

We walked right in (last week, July 4th weekend) and had no problem getting tickets. We got them around 3:00 pm and they said we could use them again the next day as well!

I agree that Newseum is awesome! We went with our two kids (10,12) and we all loved it. The interactive newscast that you can shoot and record is a lot of fun as well. Plus it has a terrific view of D.C. on the upper deck!

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5. Re: Free Admission for Kids and Teens to Newsuem this Summer

Twink4, I have never heard of them running out of tickets for the Newseum. It's a huge place and the tickets aren't timed, so you should be able to get tickets on a walk-up basis just as julia_hiker did. And the tickets are good for two consecutive days no matter what time you purchase them.

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