National Museum of African American History and Culture Continues Walk-Up Wednesdays for the Month of May

May 1, 2018
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will continue Walk-Up Wednesdays throughout the entire month of May 2018. Individuals who walk up without timed-entry passes may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Walk-up entry is subject to building capacity. Individuals who already have advance timed passes will receive priority entry.

Pass Holders

  • Individuals with advance timed-entry passes for Wednesdays in May may enter according to the time stated on their passes.

Group Visits

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

Same-Day Online

  • Same-day online passes will not be issued on Wednesdays in May.

For more information on timed passes and Walk-Up Wednesdays, visit

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, 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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