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. 

Become an integral part of our story!

Help provide the public, especially children, with access to key information about oral health. Preserve the past, present, and future of the dental profession. Every gift and membership supports the creation of innovative programs and the exploration and celebration of dental history.

Join our membership program at one of the following levels!

Individual - $50 ($38 tax-deductible)

  • FREE Admission for 1 Adult
  • Subscription to the Articulator
  • 10% discount on Gift Shop items
  • 5% discount on Atrium rentals
  • Smithsonian Affiliate Membership benefits*


Family - $75 ($63 tax-deductible)

  • FREE Admission for 1 household
  • Subscription to the Articulator
  • 15% discount on Gift Shop items
  • 10% discount on Atrium rentals
  • 4 transferable guest passes (bring your friends!)
  • Smithsonian Affiliate Membership benefits*


Dental Office - $100 ($88 tax-deductible)

  • FREE Admission for up to 10 adults
  • Subscription to the Articulator
  • 10% discount on bricks & plaques
  • 20% discount on Gift Shop items
  • 20% discount on Atrium rentals
  • 10 transferable guest passes (let your employees or patients visit for free!)
  • Smithsonian Membership Benefits*


Dental Office w/Patients Rewards - $150 
($138 tax-deductible)

  • All the benefits of a Dental Office membership
  • Your patients receive $3 admission to the museum with proof of a visit to your office within a year
  • Your K-12 student patients can receive a certificate that acts as a voucher for 1 student and 1 adult admission to the museum.


UM Community (must have valid UM email)

  • Free admission for member and 1 guest
  • Subscription to the Articulator
  • Add a Smithsonian Affiliate membership for $25

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Two Memberships for the Price of One!

NMD is proud to be a Smithsonian Affiliate, which means we help bring the Smithsonian to your neighborhood!

With every NMD membership, you can receive reciprocal benefits from the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Program.

You can learn more about Smithsonian Affiliations by clicking on the link below.


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  • Smithsonian magazine (one-year subscription) or Air & Space magazine (seven issues)
  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate membership card
  • Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, NY
  • 10% discounts on cafe dining at Smithsonian Museums in DC
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Reciprocal admission/Discount benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates PDF
  • Additional Smithsonian benefits can be found hereBenefits on are subject to change.


Become a Member, Support the National Museum of Dentistry
Support the engaging exhibitions and innovative programs that promote the importance of oral health in a healthy life to audiences across the country by becoming a member.


Support the Museum
Inspire people to make healthy choices about oral health by supporting the museum.


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