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Education meets inspiration at the Newseum, where there’s more to every story. Students will unlock a deeper understanding of history, media and current events as they explore our 15 galleries, 15 theaters and dozens of interactive spaces and up-to-the-minute displays.

Find everything you need to book a visit, including: our field trip request form, information on school and youth group admission prices and our field trip policies and procedures.

Bringing a Group?

Complete the appropriate form below. Be sure to read “Things to Know Before You Go” for helpful tips, including suggested itineraries and gallery guides.

Field Trips

If you’re a teacher or university professor bringing your students, complete our student and youth field trip and class request form.

Virtual Class

If you’d like to participate in a virtual class, complete our virtual class request form. Virtual classes must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Scout and Other Youth Groups

If you are a leader of a scout group or other youth organization, and planning to visit between July 1 and Labor Day, complete our summer group visit request form.

Adult Learners

If you are a part of an adult professional group, complete our group visit and program request form. If you are a university professor, please complete the student and youth field trip and class request form.

Private Tours

Enhance your experience with a 90-minute private tour through the Newseum’s galleries and studios, exclusively for you, your family or group.

Guided Highlights Tours

Take a 60-minute First Amendment tour and explore the very best of the Newseum’s exhibits and collections.


If you’re an individual looking to buy general admission tickets, you can do so by visiting

Admission Prices

D.C. Metro Area Schools

D.C. metro area public and private schools (colleges and universities included!) visit the Newseum free, thanks to a program sponsored by WTOP 103.5 FM. Homeschools are also included. To qualify for the free schools program, schools must have a group reservation and be located in one of the jurisdictions listed below. College and university professor-led field trips located in the areas below also receive free admission. To qualify, colleges must make group reservations in advance.

  • Students: Free
  • Chaperones: Free*
  • Additional adults: $17.50
  • One chaperone for every 10 students will receive free admission. Chaperones over the 1:10 chaperone ratio will be charged the additional adult rate.

Qualifying Jurisdictions for the D.C.-Area Free Schools Program

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Charles County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County
  • Virginia: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park

Caroline County, Va., School Groups

Free admission for Caroline County, Va., student groups is sponsored by an anonymous donor. Click the link below for more details.

Caroline County, Va., Admission Prices

Schools Outside the D.C. Metro Area

Schools outside the sponsorship area qualify for a special discounted school field trip rate.

  • Students: $12.50
  • Chaperones: Free*
  • Additional adults: $17.50

*One chaperone for every 10 students will receive free admission. Chaperones over the 1:10 ratio will be charged the additional adult fee.

Scouts and Other Youth Groups

Summer camps, scout groups and other summer programs qualify for discounted group rates. For more information or to book a group visit, please complete our student and youth field trip and class request form.

Group Rates 

  • Youth (ages 7-18): $12.95
  • Chaperones: Free*
  • Adults and seniors (19 and older): $18.95

*One chaperone for every 10 youth will receive free admission. Chaperones over the 1:10 ratio will be charged the additional adult fee.

Field Trip Policies and Procedures

Reservations must be made at least one week in advance to qualify for discounted rates and will require pre-payment. Learn more about our payment, cancellation, arrival and other policies. NewseumED staff would be happy to discuss your field trip plans or answer any questions you might have. Call us at 202/292-6650 or email


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