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Tips for your Museum Visit
The Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences.  We hope your visit, whether this is your first time or if you are a seasoned visitor, is as enjoyable as possible. Here are some general tips to optimize your visit to the Museum:
Spring and summer are peak visitation time. Visit in the winter or fall months for less crowds.
If you are planning on visiting the Community Gallery (L3) or the Culture Gallery (L4), plan a visit in the morning hours when the upper floors tend to be quieter.
By contrast, the History Galleries (C3 to C1) are least crowded toward the later afternoons.
The History Galleries are comprised of ramps, which are more than a mile in length. For visitors with limited mobility, we offer a limited number of manual wheelchairs to make navigating the ramps less challenging.
The Museum has 85,000 square feet of exhibition space. Be prepared to stand or walk for long periods of time. See our Limited Mobility Visitors section for more information.
Please be aware that touring the History Galleries in their entirety will take approximately 2 hours, and will require about 1 mile of walking. We encourage visitors to eat and hydrate before entering the History Galleries, especially if they have special healthcare needs. 
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Please contact Visitor Services at nmaahcvisitorservices@si.edu or Access Smithsonian at access@si.edu
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