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National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.) Timed-Entry Passes

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

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The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  (closed December 25).

To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and implemented safety measures in our facilities. Your visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will be different. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit.  

Passes are for the Washington, D.C. location.

Important Conditions:  The Smithsonian’s timed pass reservation system is for visitors’ personal use only, and Smithsonian timed passes are valid only for the stated visitor(s), guest(s), date, and time. Passes may not be sold or transferred. Reservations that violate these conditions may be cancelled

We ask that all visitors, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, follow these safety measures to protect everyone’s health. Visitors who do not adhere to safety policies and guidelines may be asked to leave.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for visitors two and older who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear face coverings during their visit.  

Social Distancing

Please maintain a safe social distance of six feet or more between households or groups at all times. Social distancing signage and directions will be found throughout our facilities.


Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit and practice good hygiene. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facilities.

Personal Belongings

We encourage you to limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring into our facilities, as they will be subject to a thorough search. Limiting the items you bring will increase your speed through security check points, helping us all maintain a safe social distance. Please note that we do not offer coat or bag storage at this time. 

Visiting Tips 

Visitors will have the option to request accessibility accommodations on the registration page.

Reserve your time slot for the National Museum of the American Indian.   
General admission is free. Here’s how to register:   

Step 1:  
Choose a date from the calendar.  
Step 2:  
Select a time slot from the drop-down menu and click Confirm Time Slot to continue.