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As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, November 23. Therefore, timed-entry passes are not available during this time. We look forward to announcing the distribution of timed-entry passes once the museum reopens.

We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media. We appreciate your understanding.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore our virtual exhibitions, online collections and digital resources.

If you have questions, please send an email to We look forward to greeting you once the museum reopens. Thank you for your patience.