The Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, while tracing the evolution of print and electronic media.
The Newseum exhibits include:
- NBC News Interactive Newsroom – which lets visitors play the role of a photojournalist, editor, reporter, or anchor. Touch-screen stations provide simulated tools and techniques needed to be in the broadcast business. Visitors can also pick up a microphone and step in front of the camera.
- The New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall – with a 90-foot-high screen that shows the latest headlines from around the globe.
- Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery – a gallery that traces the evolution of electronic media.
- Berlin Wall Gallery – the largest display of the original wall outside of Germany.
- Time Warner World News Gallery – which presents a large map, rating 190 countries and illustrating the differences in press freedom around the world.
- Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue – which offers a panoramic view of Washington, DC overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, U.S. Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives and the Washington Monument.
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Well worth the admision!
Reviewed 19 February 2017
I went with adults. The admission is kind of steep, but they offer you the option to come back the next day for free. I thought that was kind of crazy, but then we actually used it! There is so much to see and it is all so well put together and interesting. If you take your time and read everything and watch all the movies, you may need more than one day. The restaurant in the basement offers really great food with lots of healthy options and isn't unreasonably priced. Bathrooms are clean, everything is easily wheelchair accessible and they have walkers to borrow if you need it. Some of the exhibits are really powerful (9/11 for example and the Pulitzer Prize winning photo exhibits)....I can't say I would bring my younger children to this museum, but for tweens and up, I think there is a lot of accessible information. There is a really great view of the Capitol, you can go into a real news studio, and also read the teleprompter and see yourself on the news. There is a 4-D movie (moving chairs) which is really well-done. This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.
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