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Ace Reporter Challenge Scavenger Hunt

In teams, race to solve five puzzles in the Newseum's galleries that culminate in an epic final challenge.

There’s more to the Newseum than meets the eye. Are you up for the challenge? Like the Post Hunt? You’ll love the Newseum’s Ace Reporter Challenge! Dig deep and work together to scour the Newseum for codes and secret messages hidden in plain sight. It’s perfect for Newseum first-timers looking for a unique way to explore the building and Newseum fans looking to see the exhibits in a whole new way.  

Booking Information

Groups larger than class capacity will be assigned staggered class times based on your group’s window of availability. *Additional times and locations may be available in conjunction with a Newseum event rental. Additional options for this program include:

• Prizes, $10 per person additional fee

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How to register and enroll

For more information or to book a team-building exercise for your group, please call the education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or contact Reservations must be made and final payment received at least two weeks before the program date. Please be advised that your preferred date may not be available, so have at least two dates in mind. We recommend arriving at the Newseum no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled program time.

Cancellation policy:

All sales are final. If you need to reschedule or cancel your program, please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 OR email before the date of your scheduled trip. There are no refunds for no shows or unused tickets.

Accessibility Questions?

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Level:
  • Cost:
    $30 per participant | includes admission to the Newseum
  • Days Offered:
    Monday through Friday*
  • Time Offered:
    between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.*
  • Capacity:
    max 110 in the Documentary Theater
    max 36 in the Learning Center
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    10 participants
  • Grade:
    Professional Development
  • Format:
    At the Newseum

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