Newseum waives admission fee for visitors 18 and under

Newseum visitors 18 and under normally pay a $12.95 admission fee, but that’s been waived from July 1 to Sept. 3, thanks to all-news radio station WTOP-FM.

On July 1, the “Summer Fun Deal” will kick-off with a special day of fun activities for families, including caricatures, face painting, “Collection Connection,” story time, a scavenger hunt, prizes and more. “Summer Fun Deal” tickets, like all Newseum tickets, are valid for two consecutive days.

The release is after the jump.

Kids Visit Free With Newseum’s “Summer Fun Deal” July 1 to Sept. 3

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

On July 1, the “Summer Fun Deal” will kick-off with a special day of fun activities for families, including caricatures, face painting, “Collection Connection,” story time, a scavenger hunt, prizes and more. “Summer Fun Deal” tickets, like all Newseum tickets, are valid for two consecutive days.

The “Summer Fun Deal” promotion is 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.

The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $21.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (65 and older), and $12.95 for youth (7 to 18). Annual memberships also are available. For additional information, the public may call 888/NEWSEUM (888/639-7386) or visit newseum.org.

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