In an effort to get more visitors through its doors, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will now make free, same-day visitor passes available online rather than requiring patrons to wait in line.
Starting Dec. 19, same-day, timed visitor passes for the NMAAHC will be obtainable only through the museum’s website, starting at 6:30 a.m. daily. The museum also will allow a limited number of walk-up passes on weekdays starting at 1 p.m., crowds permitting, its website stated.
So far, over 600,000 guests have visited the Black history museum since it opened its doors in September. Due to the high volume of visitors, however, the popular gallery announced that it won’t offer walk-up passes on the weekends. So, potential patrons are advised to request their free, same-day passes in advance.
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) December 13, 2016