The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
**FILE** The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will begin “Walk-Up Weekdays” on Labor Day.

Visitors may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday for the entire month of September. Same-day online passes will not be available for weekdays in September.

Timed-entry passes will still be required on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can obtain same-day online passes for Saturdays or Sundays, or they can use the advanced timed-entry passes that were distributed for weekends in September online in June.

“Walk-Up Weekdays” is a continuation of a pilot program to study no-pass entry at the museum. An earlier pilot was conducted on Wednesdays in April and May. The museum will analyze the results of the pilot programs after September. Advanced time-entry passes for October and November have been distributed. The next release of passes will be Wednesday, Sept. 5, for the month of December.

The museum will continue to require advanced timed-entry passes for groups of 10 or more every day in September. Information on how to obtain group passes can be found at https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/passes.

For more information, go to https://nmaahc.si.edu/walkup-weekdays.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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