A 250,000-square-foot venue lauding the First Amendment. Artifacts include sections of Berlin Wall and historic front pages dating from the Civil War, plus 15 theaters, 15 galleries and 130 interactive stations. Pulitzer-Prize winners photo gallery, 9/11 memorial gallery and daily displays of front pages from every U.S. state. New media gallery traces the digital news revolution. On screen: A 4-D (special effects) trip through defining journalistic moments and "Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting," some of the greatest moments in sports, ongoing. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $24.95, seniors/military/students $19.95, children (7-18) $14.95, 6 and under free. Discounts available for families, advance tickets online.
Open through July 31st, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, Politics.” From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. In partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this one-of-a-kind exhibit explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.
See some of rock’s most iconic memorabilia, including:
• Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Stratocaster guitar
• John Lennon’s May 1969 bed-in guitar
• Bob Dylan’s Hohner harmonica
• Public Enemy's handwritten “Fight the Power” lyrics
• Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” jewelry from 1984’s MTV VMAs