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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.

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How do I get a ticket?

There are three ways to get a ticket.

Advance tickets online: On November 30, 2016, a number of timed tickets will be available online for visits in March, April, and May of 2017. Tickets for June, July, and August will become available on March 1, 2017. 

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.

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:

  • Explore our other exhibitions
  • Explore the building’s unique architecture
  • Light a candle and reflect in the Hall of Remembrance
  • Look for your family’s history in our Survivors and Victims Resource Center
  • Research in our library
  • Purchase remembrances of your time here in the Stein Museum Shop

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