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PLEASE NOTE: The Newseum will be closing at the current location on Dec. 31, 2019. As a result, we can only honor field trip requests for visits in December. In lieu of an on-site visit, consider requesting one of our virtual classes for 2020. 

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 two weeks in advance. Our 2019 schedule is completely booked. We are now accepting reservations for 2020. 

Scout and Other Youth Groups

If you are a leader of a scout group or other youth organization, see separate heading below. 

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. Reservation required.

Guided Highlights Tours

Take a 60-minute First Amendment tour and explore the very best of the Newseum’s exhibits and collections. Tickets are sold on that day at the Newseum only.


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 (made by a teacher or administrator at the school) 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


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 formGroup 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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