Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September, 3rd at our normal time. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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Images of different types of toothbrushes through the ages


Sink your teeth into fun for all ages at the National Museum of Dentistry. See the amazing teeth feats of circus performer Penny Wilson, marvel at George Washington’s choppers (they’re not made of wood, after all!), sing along to vintage toothpaste commercials, and discover fascinating hands-on exhibitions about the power of a healthy smile. 

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The museum is available to rent for your special events!

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Free admission, Smithsonian Affiliate benefits, supporting the past, present, and future of dentistry, and supporting a healthy smile in a health life. 

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The University of Maryland, Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.