Starting Monday, March 25th, the National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public on Mondays for the summer. We will be utilizing these days to develop new exhibits and resources for the upcoming year, as well as utilizing this time to make our collection of over 40,000 objects and archival materials more accessible to the public. If you'd like to volunteer to help us with our collections or exhibitions on Mondays, please contact Patrick Cutter at 410-706-0600 or by visiting our Volunteer page.

The museum will remain open Tuesday through Friday during our normal operating hours, 9am-4pm, for walk-ins and group tours during this time. 

Are you looking for an impactful way to spend your time?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to give tours in a museum?

A group of volunteers in front of the National Museum of Dentistry

Volunteering in the Educator Program at the National Museum of Dentistry (NMD) will allow you to influence children in their career choices, to impact visitors' understanding of cultural diversity and ethnic accomplishments, and to instill oral health as an important part of overall health.  For as little as 3 hours a week, you can make a difference.

The National Museum of Dentistry is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, and closed on most major holidays.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a Volunteer Application.

For further information, Please contact NMD at 410-706-0600 or email Patrick Cutter at pcutter@umaryland.edu.


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