August 9, 2010
Storm Center Newseum Family Day

Storm Center Newseum Family Day

Storm Center Newseum Family Day

When: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

Historic heat waves and hurricanes topped the news in 2010. Step into Storm Center Newseum for a Family Day of weather events for everyone. Remember, Kids 18 and under get free admission through Sept. 6, 2010!

Activities include:

Be a Weather Reporter: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NBC News Interactive Newsroom, Level 2
Report live from an extreme weather event for Newseum Network News.

Hands On: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1
Learn how meteorologists predict and report the weather. Make hurricanes, clouds and your own tools to predict the weather at home.

Front Page Frenzy: 12 p.m.
Learning Center, Concourse Level
Win prizes by playing the Newseum's fast-paced game that uses front pages on the summer heat wave to teach the parts of a newspaper front page.

NewsMania: 4 p.m.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
Show what you know about today's news and weather trivia in the Newseum's live, current-events game show.

Children's Book Reading: 1:30 p.m.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
Listen to a reading of "What Will the Weather Be?" by Lynda DeWitt and learn why predicting the weather is so tough.

Inside Media: Meteorologist Bob Ryan: 2:30 p.m.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
ABC7/WJLA-TV's lead meteorologist Bob Ryan discusses the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, current weather trends and his storied career.

Curator's Corner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, Level 1
See damaged reporting gear from journalists who covered Hurricane Katrina and learn how they covered the story in challenging conditions.

News Hound Scavenger Hunt: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information Desk, Level 1
Sniff out all the great information in the Newseum about news-making weather events.

Don't miss "Covering Katrina," the Newseum's newest exhibit that marks the 5th anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. The exhibit features dramatic video of storm coverage, first-person accounts from journalists on the scene and never-before-displayed artifacts that vividly illustrate the professional challenges and personal losses the reporters suffered. "Covering Katrina" is on Level 6 and is open through September 2011.

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