Washington's Newseum Will Remain Open if Government Shuts Down

Apr 07, 2011, 16:40 ET from Newseum

Newseum Offers "Buy One, Get One Free" Coupon This Weekend

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum will be open this weekend, whether or not the federal government shuts down. The Newseum does not accept government funding and will be unaffected by a shutdown, which would close the Smithsonian Institution museums and national parks.

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To celebrate the Newseum's third birthday on April 11, visitors this weekend can receive a special "buy one, get one free" deal by presenting a discount coupon available at newseum.org and in an ad in Friday's Washington Post "Weekend" section. The "buy one, get one free" offer is valid for one admission ticket of equal or lesser value on April 9, 10 and 11. Visitors must present the coupon to receive the deal.

The Newseum's birthday celebration begins Saturday when visitors can pose for free caricatures, have their photos taken with the Newseum News Hound mascot and explore seven levels of interactive exhibits, theaters and games.

The Newseum is located one block from the National Mall at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. General admission tickets are: $21.95, adults; $17.95, seniors (65+); $12.95, youth (7-18); free for kids six and younger. For more information, visit newseum.org.

About the Newseum

The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Within its seven levels of galleries and theaters, the Newseum offers a unique environment that takes museum-goers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. Follow the Newseum on Facebook and Twitter.

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