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]