Security Policy

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Newseum. To ensure that all visitors have a safe and fun experience, everyone will be subject to security screening. Please be prepared to remove all objects from your pockets and place them in the plastic bags that will be provided. All purses, bags and backpacks should be open for inspection. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • Photography: Flash photography is welcomed throughout the Newseum, except in areas where it is prohibited.
  • Smoking: The Newseum is a tobacco-free facility. Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets: Only service animals are allowed inside the building.
  • Weapons: Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited.
  • Food: Food, gum and beverages are not permitted inside the building or in the exhibit areas.
  • Banners: Posters, signs or placards with attached handles and/or larger than 11" x 15" are not permitted. Banners of any size are prohibited without prior approval from the Newseum. Solicitation is strictly prohibited.

Caution: Some exhibits and/or films may be too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

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