June 2, 2008
WALL•E Greets Newseum Visitors
Visitors pack the Great Halls of News during Family Day at the Newseum on May 31, 2008. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
Disney/Pixar's latest star WALL•E greets fans at an exclusive Family Day appearance at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
WALL•E the robot is the center of attention at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
WALL•E waves to visitors during an exclusive meet-and-greet at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
WALL•E shows off his communication skills before a Family Day crowd. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
A young Newseum Learning Center visitor colors and learns about recycling during Family Day activities May 31, 2008. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
Children and parents reuse old newspapers to create newsboy caps, baskets and more in the Newseum Learning Center. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
Newseum staffers Maggie Crawford and Marcus Harton prepare for a series of races to determine which technology delivers news faster: a text message or a telegram. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
The Newseum's Marcus Harton is all smiles as his 19th century telegraph defeated modern text messaging in a contest of technological speed. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
A couple of Newseum visitors have fun learning how to send a telegram. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
WALL•E, Disney/Pixar's star robot, delighted Newseum visitors with an exclusive appearance on May 31, 2008, in The New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News.
To celebrate the June 27, 2008, release of the new animated feature WALL•E, the Newseum hosted a special Family Day that highlighted technology and the environment. There was fun for everyone. Check out a slideshow of some of the events.