National Museum of African American History and Culture Continues Walk-Up Weekdays in January

October 2, 2018
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today announced Walk-Up Weekdays in January. Individuals may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday for the entire month of January 2019Timed entry passes for individuals will only be required on Saturdays and Sundays in January. Walk-up entry in January is part of a continuing pilot to provide visitors unfettered access to the museum.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 9:00 a.m., the museum will distribute Advance Timed Entry Passes for Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Jan. 5 and 6
  • Jan. 12 and 13
  • Jan. 19 and 20
  • Jan. 26 and 27

Information on obtaining passes can be found at

Timed entry passes for October, November and December have already been distributed and are still required for entry during those months. 

Required Group Passes

  • The museum will continue to require advance timed passes for groups of 10 or more every day.
  • All groups are required to present passes to gain entry to the museum through a designated entrance.

No Same-Day Online and Walk-up Timed entry passes weekdays in January

  • Same-day online and walk-up timed entry passes will not be available on weekdays in January.

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed over 4.5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000..


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