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Getting tickets for the African American Museum just got easier

Now, you can get them online rather than having to stand in line

Rendering via Smithsonian Institution

For those interested in visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), it’s been a bit of an uphill battle as the free timed passes for admission have been available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This November, WTOP reported that all timed-entry tickets were claimed through March 2017.

In order to make entry a little easier, the Smithsonian will make free, same-day passes available online, starting December 19, rather than requiring visitors to line up in person, as reported by WTOP. Ticket sales will begin at 6:30 a.m. on a daily basis. Depending on the crowds, walk-ins may be possible on weekdays after 1 p.m.

Due to how high the amount of visitors the NMAAHC experiences on the weekends, no walk-up passes will be available on Saturdays or Sundays. Additionally, non-commercial groups of 10 or more will have to schedule their visit up to one year in advance.

Starting January 4 at 9 a.m. EST, advanced timed passes for April 2017 will become available.

Changes to Timed Passes Start December 19th [Smithsonian]

Easier to get passes to Nat’l Museum of African American History [WTOP]

No extra tickets to African American museum for now [WTOP]