The Newseum to Offer Free Admission to Visitors 18 and Under
The “summer fun deal” goes into effect July 1.
The Newseum won’t release numbers to indicate whether attendance is up or down compared to last year, but for whatever reason the Pennsylvania Avenue attraction is about to make a big fare adjustment: free admission for all visitors ages 18 and under from July 1 to September 3. Ordinarily children are charged $12.95.
The museum is calling it the “summer fun deal,” and for families it will certainly be a significant break. The adult ticket price will remain at $21.95, while seniors will be charged $17.95.
While not releasing attendance numbers for 2012, a spokesman said 805,977 people visited the museum in 2011. The summer program is sponsored by WTOP-FM radio, which has sponsored other free admission opportunities at the Newseum.