Newport News residents and current city employees can get free admission to eight Newport News attractions in January with a free Ambassador Pass.
The schedule is:
Jan. 2-8: Peninsula SPCA and Petting Zoo, Virginia Living Museum
Jan. 9-15: The Mariners' Museum, Virginia War Museum
Jan. 16-22: Endview Plantation, James A. Fields House
Jan. 23-29: Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Lee Hall Mansion
Passes are available at the city's Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Ave.; the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office, 700 Town Center Drive, Suite 320; or the City Manager's Office, on the 10th floor of City Hall, 2400 Washington Ave.
Proof of residency or city employment is required.
The annual program is underwritten by those attractions that typically charge a fee and is designed to encourage residents and city employees to be a "visitor in their own home town," so they can encourage their visiting friends and family to go see the attractions, as well.
For more information, call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777.