African-American museum offers more free passes

Because of great demand, the Smithsonian is offering more free timed-entry passes to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The people have spoken, and the Smithsonian has listened.

Due to the great demand, the Smithsonian is offering additional free timed-entry passes to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Museum officials said the passes are for entry for September 24 through the end of December.

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“We are humbled and honored by the outpouring of visitor interest in celebrating the museum’s grand opening with us,” said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the museum. “As a result of this unprecedented interest, we are making more passes available so that as many people as possible can experience the museum in person during this historic moment and for years to come.”

The museum is also extending its hours during the grand-opening weekend. The museum will now be open Saturday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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The free passes will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. EDT at nmaahc.si.edu/passes or by calling ETIX Customer Support Center at (800) 514-3849 or (919) 653-0443. For information about timed passes, visit nmaahc.si.edu.           


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