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The Newseum to Offer Free Admission to Visitors 18 and Under

The “summer fun deal” goes into effect July 1.

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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

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.