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Admission and Tickets


Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Tickets are not required to enter the Museum or to view any other Museum exhibitions.

Get Tickets

How do I get a ticket?

There are three ways to get a ticket.

Advance tickets online: Tickets for March, April, and May 2019 are available now.

Same-day tickets online: Between March and August, tickets are available each day for a same-day visit beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern Time.

Same-day tickets in person: Tickets are distributed outside the Museum beginning at 9:45 a.m. for visits throughout the day.

Visiting with a group of more than 40 people? See our Group Reservations page.

Why does the Museum have tickets?

During the spring and summer months, we often have more visitors than can safely fit in the exhibition space. These timed tickets prevent the Museum from exceeding the capacity of our exhibitions and provide you with a comfortable experience. Tickets allow Museum visitors to enter the Permanent Exhibition at the time on the ticket or up to one hour later.

Are tickets free?

Yes, tickets are free. However, tickets reserved online before your visit are subject to a $1 transaction fee.

What can I see without a ticket?

Tickets are not required to enter the building. If you don’t have a ticket, once you’re in the building you can: