2019 Newseum Open House

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Various Galleries and Spaces
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
FREE for educators, school and public librarians, religious and civic leaders, and other invited guests. (ID required*). Plus, special $12 admission rate for up to five of your guests.
2019 Newseum Open House @ Various Galleries and Spaces | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join us for our 10th and final fall Teacher Open House at our Pennsylvania Avenue location on Saturday, Oct. 5. Use this opportunity to visit the museum before it closes on Dec. 31.


  • Preview “Disinformation Nation,” our online guide to recognizing and resisting the pull of propaganda.
  • Explore the Newseum like never before through our puzzle-based Ace Reporter Scavenger Hunt.
  • Show off your smarts at NewsMania – the Newseum’s trivia game show.
  • Get briefed on the current state of the First Amendment, and why Edward R. Murrow still matters.
  • Exhibit tours

Also Enjoy

  • Complimentary posters, swag and snacks
  • A chance to win door prizes if you preregister AND attend the event, including gift cards to Jose Andres’s restaurants and Amazon
  • A $5 food voucher if you preregister
  • Discounts in The Food Section and the Newseum Store

Come for all or part of the day!

Free Eligibility
You must be an active teacher, principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, school level staff, school district level staff, state level staff or college professor to receive free admission. Retired teachers are NOT included. Valid forms of ID include: school identification; pay stub; letter from the principal on school letterhead; insurance card; union card; letter of intent to home school, issued by a government agency or school district. Public librarians, and civic and religious leaders also get in free with business ID or card. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us.

Advance registration is strongly recommended because it allows us to have enough resources and staff on hand. As an incentive, educators who register in advance AND attend the event will be entered into a drawing for Amazon and restaurant gift cards. Preregister. (Note: You can register on-site the day of the open house, but you won’t be eligible for the cool special prizes or the $5 food voucher.)

Your Guests
Open house attendees may purchase discounted $12 admission tickets for up to five of their guests at the door. Guests accompanying teachers do not need to register in advance and they are not eligible for door prizes.

The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Open House check-in and registration begin at 9 a.m. The event’s special programming runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Getting Here
The Newseum is within walking distance of several Metro stations. There also is a paid parking garage in our building.

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