FAQ

General (20)

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One chaperone per 10 students is required for each student group.

Flash photography is allowed in most areas of the Newseum, except where it is expressly prohibited. Please consult with staff and signage for details.

One free adult chaperone admission per 10 students.

Yes. The Food Section, located on the Concourse Level and catered exclusively by Wolfgang Puck, offers a full selection of hot and cold entrée options. The restaurant seats approximately 150. Because food and drinks are not allowed inside the exhibit areas, no outside food or bag lunches are allowed. For a menu, please visit our Dining page.

Tickets can be picked up at the admissions desk upon arrival at the Newseum.

No.The Food Section seats approximately 150 and offers a full selection of hot and cold entrée options for all visitors. Bag lunches are not allowed. For a menu, please visit our Dining page.

Press Pass Membership (10)

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No. Press Pass annual memberships are available to everyone.

All Press Pass members will receive their new cards by mail within four weeks of renewing or joining. If you choose to visit before receiving your card, visit the admissions desk to receive a temporary membership card.

If you forget your Press Pass card during a Newseum visit, simply present your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification at the admission desk.

Press Pass is the name of the Newseum’s annual membership program that is available to all members of the public — not just members of the press.

No. Press Pass cards can be used only by the cardholder.

Members may purchase discounted tickets on-site on the day of the visit for guests accompanying them. The discount is $5 per ticket.

Today’s Front Pages (12)

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All general-interest newspapers are invited to participate. The front pages in our display are sent voluntarily from each newspaper. Some newspapers do not have the technological capability of transmitting their front pages electronically in the required format. Others choose not to participate.

A portion of the front pages we receive each morning is included in our Front Pages exhibit at the Newseum. However, all of the 800 or more front pages received are included in that day’s online exhibit. If you don’t see a particular newspaper that was previously posted, the newspaper simply may not have submitted that day’s front page, or there may have been a technical problem with the electronic transmission.

We encourage new contributions from newspapers in underrepresented geographic areas. If you represent such a newspaper, write us at frontpages@newseum.org.

Central America is part of the map under North America. Please use the directional buttons to scroll down for Central America.

Ask your newspaper to send an email to frontpages@newseum.org for specific instructions on how to participate in “Today’s Front Pages.”

With the exception of student newspapers, any general interest newspaper with the technological capability of transmitting their front pages can be a part of the online exhibit.

Hosting an Event (28)

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The Newseum has a state-of-the-art Knight Conference Center located on Levels 7 and 8, with commanding views of the U.S. Capitol, National Mall and surrounding museums. Additional spaces within the Newseum’s seven levels of galleries, exhibits and a 90-foot-high atrium can be rented for daytime and evening events.

Yes. Upon request, we will provide attendees with complimentary tickets that are valid for two consecutive days.

Yes, but the Newseum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in interior spaces. Smoking is permitted on outside terraces.

Hours are 6:30 a.m. to midnight, or later upon prior request.

Volunteer (10)

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You must be at least 16 to volunteer.

Absolutely! You must meet the same requirements including age and time commitments as other volunteers.

Thank you so much for your interest, however, given the training requirements, a short volunteering assignment is not feasible.

All applicants 18 or older must successfully complete criminal and credit background checks.

Unpaid internships are occasionally available in various Newseum departments. Check for internship openings.

There are two shifts every day: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., or 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekday volunteers work one shift a week at a minimum and weekend volunteers work one shift every other weekend at a minimum.)

Bequests to the Newseum (7)

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555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20001

Yes, the Newseum is a 501(c)3 public charity.

Yes, but we encourage you to discuss your plans with us in advance to ensure that your wishes may be carried out. The Newseum may decline a bequest that is too restrictive in nature or whose structure falls outside the purposes, bylaws or procedures of the Newseum.

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