National Museum of African American HIstory and Culture Grand Opening Schedule
GRAND OPENING SCHEDULE
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has launched a new website, www.nmaahc.si.edu, and we want to share this good news with our dedicated supporters. And, the new website now lists preliminary information about our September 24th Grand Opening.
Beginning Friday, September 23, 2016, on the Washington Monument grounds, the NMAAHC presents Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration. Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds programming will include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities and evening concerts.
The times for the festival are below:
Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the public witnesses the outdoor Dedication Ceremony of the NMAAHC. In the afternoon, the museum officially opens to the public. Tickets are not required for the public to view the outdoor Dedication Ceremony. Extensive large-screen viewing areas will be well-positioned for crowds during the Dedication Ceremony on the Washington Monument grounds.
The times for the dedication are below:
8:00am Gathering and Musical Prelude
10:00am Dedication Ceremony Begins
1:00pm Museum Opens to the Public
The Museum officially opens to the public immediately following the Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The museum keeps its doors open for extended hours Sunday, September 25, from 10am to 10pm.