Friday, February 5, 2010
Washington D.C. Newseum
The Newseum is 250,000 sq. ft of news dished to visitors through amazing hands on exhibits and the latest technology. The five centuries worth news feed is combined within the seven expansive levels of galleries, theaters, visitor centers, retail areas and displays. The museum is the perfect place to discover how and why news is created and relayed to the American public. The museum, which is centrally located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave and 6th Street, N.W. in between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Some of the museum’s permanent features include an interactive newsroom (where visitors are encouraged to read the news in front of a live camera), an ethics center (the place visitors can challenge one another to a face paced question game), the newseum gift store and more! Some of the museum’s most beautiful and original architecture depicts a massive 74 ft. high marble engraving of the First Amendment where onlookers can admire the strong words which have held through the ages. The museum also hosts displays that change seasonally so check www.newseum.org often for information on upcoming events.