Registration is on a First come - First serve basis.
Please register yourself first and members of your party as guests when prompted. Please be considerate others who want to participate and only include members of your immediate family during registration. An announcement will be made if there are additional tickets available at a later time.
Once we have reached our ticket limit, all additional registrants will be placed on a wait list.
All scholars must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian for this event. If you have made arrangements for another parent to chaperone your scholar, please email Gerrod Tyler at email@example.com so that registration can be updated.
All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the museum. Please consult the following resources for information on public transportation in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area:
Washington, D.C. Official Visitors Guide
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Trip Planner (WMATA)
Smithsonian Visitor Maps
There are no Smithsonian Institution public parking facilities on the National Mall. A few nearby commercial lots and garages may have available parking. Maps of the area around the Museum are available. If you must drive, please see parking options.
Navigating through the Museum?
Our Mobile App for Android and Apple offers a selection of stories from the Museum's exhibitions and highlights objects from our collection. The app also includes audio stories available in English, French and Spanish. Printed brochures are also available at the Museum’s Welcome Desk at the time of your visit.
museum restaurant information
The museum’s Sweet Home Café seats 400 people and features a rotating menu of seasonal offerings served at four stations and includes family-friendly options. The stations are organized to showcase traditional African American cuisine from the following US regions: the Northern States, the Agricultural South, the Creole Coast, and the West Range.
Visitors are not allowed to bring food into the museum and coolers are also not permitted in the museum or on the grounds.
museum store information
The main Museum Store is located in Heritage Hall offering a wide selection of items reflecting the experience, architecture, and collections of the Museum. A Pop-up shop is also located on level 3. Offerings are selected to encourage visitors to continue their exploration of African American history and culture.