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5-Hour Self-Guided Newseum Highlights Tour

This schedule takes you through some of the most popular galleries for students and teachers, including the Berlin Wall Gallery and the NBC News Interactive News Room. It provides a suggested route for a small group of students led by a chaperone.

Schedule of Programs and Exhibits to Visit

Time Activity Location

9 a.m.


Arrive Pennsylvania Ave. Entrance

Level 1

9:30 a.m. “What’s News?”Film

Length: Eight minutes, shown throughout the day

Orientation Theater

Concourse Level

10 a.m. Berlin Wall Gallery

Eight sections of the original wall and a guard tower once located near Checkpoint Charlie

Concourse Level
10:30 a.m. Today’s Front Pages

Front pages from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, plus selected international newspapers

Level 6
11 a.m. News History Gallery

Extensive collection of historic newspapers and magazines that tell the timeless story of news

Level 5
11:30 a.m. 9/11 Gallery

Featuring front pages from Sept. 12, 2001, and the antenna mast from the North Tower of the World Trade Center

Level 4
noon Lunch

Choose hot and cold entrees a la carte, or order boxed lunches or meal vouchers ahead of time.

The Food Section

Concourse Level

12:40 p.m. Internet, TV and Radio Gallery

Timeline tracing milestones in the growth of radio, television and Internet news

Level 3
1:20 p.m. Interactive Newsroom and Ethics Center

Be a TV Reporter, Be a Reporter, Be a Photographer, NewsMania™, Race for Your Rights and Ethics Table

Level 2
2 p.m. Depart Pennsylvania Ave. Entrance

Level 1

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Note to Teachers

You know your students best. Please use these gallery suggestions as a guide — there are other sections of the Newseum that also might appeal to you and to your students. Some galleries and exhibits may be too graphic or intense for certain ages. NewseumED staff would be happy to discuss your field trip plan or answer any questions you might have.

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