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Know Before You Go

The National WWII Museum is now open with safety measures in place, including advance online ticket purchases, facial covering requirements, social distancing controls throughout pavilions and galleries, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.

To help ensure public safety and avoid crowds, it is strongly recommended that visitors pre-purchase and Museum Members reserve admission online in advance. Tickets are now available for advanced purchase. For Member reservations, click here.

This page will help visitors understand what to expect when visiting the Museum.


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The National WWII Museum is asking campus visitors to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana are currently under an indoor mask mandate. Visitors are required to wear a mask when inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status.
  2. Timed admission tickets are available now and should be purchased online prior to arrival. Museum Members should also reserve tickets online ahead of their visit.
  3. Per City of New Orleans mandate, proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours) is required for entry to the Museum's food and beverage outlets, BB's Stage Door Canteen, private rentals, and public events. These new requirements apply to everyone 12 years of age and older. Guests must also wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. See below for more details.
  4. Proof of vaccination is not required for entry to Museum exhibits, but masks are required at all times per city and state mandates.
  5. Please social distance when you are on the Museum’s campus—maintain a minimum distance of six feet from those outside your party. 
  6. Hand sanitizer stations are positioned around campus. Please use them and the washing stations in our public restrooms.
  7. Oversized bags and luggage are not allowed in the Museum’s galleries and can be checked at the Guest Services desk upon arrival. Lockers are available for smaller items.
  8. Flash photography and video recording are not allowed in the Museum’s galleries.  
  9. If you are not feeling well, please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day.


Proof of Vaccination Requirements Per City of New Orleans Mandate

  • Prior to being served at American Sector Restaurant & Bar, Jeri Nims Soda Soda, and BB's Stage Door Canteen and upon entry at private rentals and public events, everyone 12 years of age and older must provide evidence of:
    • Having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has full approval or emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization OR
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry
  • These new requirements went into effect on Monday, August 16, 2021. Guests must also wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
    • LA Wallet App's SMART Health Card
    • An original, digital photograph or photocopy of CDC Vaccination Card (both sides)
    • An official vaccine record issue by another state, a foreign nation, or the World Health Organization
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for entry to Museum exhibits, but masks are required at all times per city and state mandates.


Notice To Members

  1. Your Membership privileges and the number of allowed entrances will still depend on your current Membership level. However, you will need to secure a specific day and time slot in advance of your visit.
  2. We highly recommend that you go online to secure your desired arrival time and date ahead of your visit. We cannot guarantee that your desired time slot will be available if you and your guests arrive at the Museum without pre-securing tickets ahead of time.
  3. Any additional guests not covered under your Membership will be required to purchase a timed ticket in advance as well.
  4. If you have any family members or friends who would like to become Members, we encourage them to do so online ahead of their visit. Click Here to Join
  5. If you need to renew your Membership, we encourage you to do this online ahead of your visit as well. Click Here to Renew
  6. When you arrive at the Museum, please proceed to the Member Check-in/Pre-Purchased Tickets counter in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. At that counter, you will present the email confirmation of your ticket reservation to receive your Member buttons, which you will need for your visit.


Notice To Visitors

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious and potentially deadly disease that is believed to be spread mainly from person-to-person contact.

The National WWII Museum is working with you, its visitors, to employ preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting The National WWII Museum.

By visiting The National WWII Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Hours And Information

Museum Exhibits and Museum Store

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Tickets are now available in fifteen-minute windows. Purchase timed admission tickets online at the time you would like to visit, prior to arrival. Museum Members must also reserve tickets in advance of visiting. Please note that the Museum closes at 5 p.m., so visitors who make reservations for after 3 p.m. should expect an abbreviated visit. All ticket sales are final and no refunds offered. Tickets expire after their assigned date.

Beyond All Boundaries

Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Final Mission: USS Tang Experience

Daily, 10:15 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.


Adult $29.50
Senior (65+) $25.50
Student (With ID) $18
Military (With ID) $18
Visitors with Disabilities $18*
WWII Veterans FREE
Members FREE
Beyond All Boundaries $7
Final Mission $7
Second-Day Pass $7

*To purchase timed admission tickets for visitors with disability needs, please call our sales number (504-528-1944 x 402) prior to the visit.

Click here for more Information about Museum access for visitors with disability or accessibility needs.