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Statement on May Passes Release for the National Museum of African American History and Culture

February 1, 2017

The Smithsonian apologizes for the inconvenience to our visitors who tried to obtain free passes for May today. There has been a service problem with a data center serving our timed-pass provider.

A limited number of passes remain for May.

Online Same-Day Timed Passes: Visitors can obtain passes on the day of their planned visit starting at 6:30 a.m. on the museum’s website,

Walk-Up Passes: A limited number of walk-up passes will be available Monday–Friday. No walk-up passes will be available on weekends due to high visitation.

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