Exhibition Tickets

Advance-purchase tickets for Thursday through Monday, in two daily sessions: 11 am–1 pm and 1–4 pm. Tickets include access to all Museum exhibitions.

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Advance-purchase tickets are suggested, but not required. Same-day, walk-up tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center whenever you choose to visit us during operating hours.

Tickets are not required to visit the Great Hall, the Museum Shop, or the Gun Violence Memorial Project.

Download a Visitor Guide now, or pick one up at the Information Desk when you arrive.

All visitors aged 2 and older are encouraged to wear a face covering while visiting the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.

  • After you purchase your tickets, watch for a confirmation email.
  • When you arrive at the Museum, proceed to the Visitor Center to pick up your wristband.
  • Museum Member, Student, and Senior ticket holders must present a valid Member Card or ID to redeem wristbands.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. They are valid only for the date specified.
  • Entry to Play, Work, Build is included in your ticket purchase, subject to capacity limitations. Entries are made on first-come, first-served basis, and may require a brief wait.
  • Ticket sales end at midnight the night before each open date.