The news media is your connection to fellow human beings, be they rocketing to the moon or hiding in their attics. See how history is captured with today's Groupon to the Newseum. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a one-year individual membership (a $75 value).
- For $60, you get a one-year dual membership (a $125 value).
- For $85, you get a one-year family membership, good for two adults and up to four children ages 18 and under (a $175 value).
With a wealth of news-based exhibits, the 250,000-square-foot Newseum educates journalism junkies with theaters, historic papers, and tons of artifacts—all behind the exterior’s 74-foot marble engraving of the First Amendment. Members get unlimited free admission for a full year, plus discounts at the Newseum store, at the in-house Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and on guest tickets. With priority entrance, members skip ahead of serpentine lines with a knowing nod from an usher, and advance notice of special programs and members-only events keep velvet ropes steadily employed. Learn what it’s like to be a TV reporter when you step in front of the camera with a microphone in the NBC News Interactive Newsroom and later receive complimentary video and photo downloads of your newscasting session.
The multifarious displays at the Newseum include permanent fixtures and rotating special exhibits. Check out close-up views of historic headlines about Jesse James and other notorious newsmakers in the News Corporation News History Gallery. Aspiring Connie Chungs can bring a notebook to record their thoughts as they peruse the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, full of evocative photos that capture history's heroism and tragedy in the clearest way possible until moving photographs were invented. Survey eight 12-foot-tall concrete sections of the Berlin Wall and other influential artifacts, such as the door from the Watergate office break-in and a broadcast antenna piece from atop the World Trade Center's North Tower.
Current special exhibits include the immensely popular First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets, which showcases patriotic pets from Bo, President Obama’s Portuguese water dog, to Dr. Doom, the owl constantly perched on President Nixon’s shoulder. The Covering Katrina exhibit relates the stirring tale of how two newspapers continued to cover the storm while in its direct path.
For the dual and family memberships, all members must share the same address.
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001