Advance timed entry passes for individuals are released monthly on the first Wednesday at 9am (except Federal Holidays). Passes are released 3 months in advance (For example- Passes for April 2020 were released on January 8, 2020) Unavailable dates will appear in gray. If all dates on the calendar are grayed out there are other options to obtain passes.
Same-day timed entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET daily. Additional passes are available beginning at 9:30 a.m. and every half hour after that until they run out. You may obtain up to four (4) same-day passes per order. Same-day passes are not available via phone.
Walk-up entry is available Monday – Friday afternoons (after 1 p.m.) all year. If you are visiting during our off-peak season (September – February) walk-up entry is available all day Monday – Friday. Walk-up entry is not available on Saturdays or Sundays due to high visitation.
To obtain a pass
Advance Timed Passes
- Click on the date you wish to visit the museum.
- Click the drop down menu to view and select available times.
- Click on “Confirm Time Slot” to advance to the next page and enter all pertinent information.
- Do not refresh your browser or you will lose your place in the queue during this process.
- Every visitor, including infants, needs a timed pass to visit the museum.
- You may obtain up to six (6) timed passes each month.
- We kindly ask that you reserve only the actual number of passes that you need.
- The timed pass is for a self-guided visit to the museum.
- Each timed pass has a unique entry code and can only be used once.
- While we will do our best to honor the scheduled time on your passes, your actual entry time is subject to building capacity and safety.
- Please be prepared for large crowds and extended wait times on weekends and holidays.
Concerns may be submitted to Etix through a Customer Support Form
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