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A quieter museum experience?

Visit between Monday and Wednesday, or any weekday during September and February.

A busier museum experience?

Visit most Saturdays thoughout the year.

A crowded museum experience?

Visit anytime from mid-March through late-July.

The following heat map illustrates average daily and hourly Museum visitation trends.  Specific days may vary given holidays or special events at the Museum or on the National Mall.

Illustration Credit: Mihir Iyer



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