What to Know Before You Visit

To make your field trip an enjoyable experience for you and your students we’d like to highlight some of the Newseum policies.

  • Reservations must be confirmed at least one week in advance. If we do not receive a call or email confirmation, an education department employee will call to confirm the trip. If we do not receive confirmation within a week your field trip may be canceled.
  • All sales are final. If you need to reschedule or cancel your field trip please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 or educationprograms@newseum.org before the date of your scheduled field trip.
  • Please enter through the Group Entrance on C Street. Your tickets will be held for you at the group admissions desk. Bus staging occurs on 6th Street and loading and unloading is allowed ONLY on C Street. There is no parking at the Newseum. Designated parking is available on the District Department of Transportation at www.ddot.dc.gov.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the Newseum and there is no storage for student lunches. If you would like to purchase box lunches, please contact the food court at 202/292-6441.

Inclement Weather Policy

  • Weekdays: During inclement weather, the Newseum follows the federal government's decisions regarding weekday business hours. Please check our website for all updated news on weather-related openings, closings or delays.
  • Weekends: In case of snow or other potentially hazardous weather or emergency situations, a decision may be made to close the Newseum. These decisions are made after consulting the National Weather Service and Newseum personnel. Please call the Education Department at 202-292-6650 after 7 a.m. ET to verify if the Newseum is open for the day.

If you cannot make your scheduled field trip due to inclement weather, please notify the Education Department or educationprograms@newseum.org by 8 a.m. ET of your scheduled visit. Please leave your name, reservation number and a message that you need to reschedule your field trip. A Newseum Education team member will be in contact with you to reschedule.

If the Newseum does not receive a voice mail or email by 8 a.m. ET, we will assume you are keeping your scheduled field trip.

The Newseum warns that material in the following exhibits and films may be too intense for young children and some visitors: G-Men and Journalists (Concourse Level), Pulitzer Prize Photographs (Level 1), “Running Towards Danger” 9/11 Documentary (Level 4) and “What’s News” Orientation Film (Concourse Level). All of these are in separate galleries or theaters, so you will not automatically pass through them on the standard visitor path.

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