Education meets inspiration at the Newseum, where there’s more to every story. Students will unlock a deeper understanding of history, media and current events as they explore our 15 galleries, 15 theaters and dozens of interactive spaces and up-to-the-minute displays.
D.C. metro area schools visit the Newseum free, thanks to a program sponsored by WTOP 103.5 FM. To qualify, schools must have a group reservation and be located in one of the jurisdictions listed below. College and university professor-led field trips located in the areas below also receive free admission. To qualify, colleges must make group reservations in advance.
Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Charles County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County
Virginia: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park
Schools outside the sponsorship area qualify for a special school field trip rate.
*One chaperone for every 10 students will receive free admission. Additional chaperones over the required 1:10 ratio will be charged the school field trip additional adult rate.
All group reservations must be made at least one week in advance to qualify for the discounted rate and will require pre-payment. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, corporate check or money order. The Newseum will NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no-shows or unused tickets.
Scout groups and other youth programs with 10 or more people qualify for discounted group rates year-round. Visit our Scouts and Youth Groups page for rates and to make a reservation.