Jun 26, 2012

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NEWSEUM KICKS OFF “SUMMER FUN DEAL” PROMOTION

Youth Ages 18 and Under Admitted FREE July 1 to Sept. 3

WASHINGTON — The Newseum will waive its admission fee for youth visitors ages 18 and under, regularly $12.95, from July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012.

The “Summer Fun Deal” promotion is designed to encourage families, particularly in the metropolitan area, to experience the Newseum, consistently ranked as one of the top three D.C. attractions on tripadvisor.com. Up to six kids will be admitted free with each paid adult admission or Newseum membership. “Summer Fun Deal” tickets, like all Newseum tickets, are valid for two consecutive days.

On July 1, the Newseum will kick off the “Summer Fun Deal” promotion with a special day of fun activities for families, including caricatures, face painting, “Collection Connection,” story time, scavenger hunt, prizes and more.

The “Summer Fun Deal” promotion and July 1 kickoff celebration are sponsored by WTOP 103.5 FM, Washington’s all-news radio station. WTOP also co-sponsors the Newseum’s educational program that provides free museum admission for Washington-area public and private schools when they visit as a school group.

In April, the Newseum opened the HP New Media Gallery, which blends the latest in digital technology with the Newseum’s critically acclaimed multimedia expertise to place visitors at the center of the news revolution. Other current exhibits include “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press,” which explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from William McKinley’s 1896 front-porch campaign to Barack Obama’s 2008 Internet campaign, “Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer,” “First Dogs: Presidential Pets in the White House” and “Inside Tim Russert’s Office.” Popular ongoing attractions include the film “I-Witness: A 4-D Time-Travel Adventure,” the NBC News Interactive Newsroom, the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery and the Berlin Wall Gallery.

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