AP via WTOP: Newseum Set to Open in New High-Tech Home on April 11:
The Newseum is announcing an April 11 opening date for its new $450,000,000 home, allowing it to lure in tourists who will be in town for the cherry blossoms.
Admission will be free on opening day. After that, it will cost $20 for adults, making the Newseum the latest in a series of pricey new museums competing with the many free attractions in the capital.
Officials say they’re confident there is a market for the high-tech, interactive experience the Newseum promises to offer. It will have 15 theaters and 14 major galleries, as well as broadcast studios.
On the web: http://www.newseum.org/