WASHINGTON - Beginning July 20, the Smithsonian will no longer require timed-entry passes to visit most of its museums.
Officials say reservations will still be required at The National Museum of African American History and Culture and at the National Zoo. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City will also still keep in place the timed-entry requirement.
The Smithsonian says museums on the National Mall will return to their pre-pandemic hours -- which for most museums is 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Building will reopen on July 30. The Anacostia Community Museum will reopen on August 6, the Hirshhorn Museum on August 20 and the National Postal Museum on August 27.
The Smithsonian has posted its full reopening schedule as well as guidelines for visitors online.