School Tours

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!

Posters from the museum's annual National Children's Dental Health Month poster contest with Centennial Lane Elementary.

Discover the power of a healthy smile with a field trip to the National Museum of Dentistry!

The NMD offers the opportunity for self-guided or guided tour options for school groups of all ages. Our interactive and engaging tours combine history and oral health to inspire healthy attitudes, foster creativity, and promote critical thinking while exploring dentistry's exciting (and sometimes gross) past, present, and future!.

NMD tours are open to all school groups, with all teachers (teachers are always FREE to visit, even without school groups) and chaperones receiving free admission. Student admission is $5, except during National Children's Dental Health Month and National Dental Hygiene Month when admission is $2.

Tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Scheduling is required for both guided and self-guided tours, and should be booked at least 1 week in advance.

Title I Elementary Schools: FREE Buses and Admission to NMD!

The NMD is excited to continue its Making Schools Smile program, which covers the cost of transportation and admission for a limited number of Title I elementary school classes across Maryland. To inquire about how to participate in the program, you can email, give us a call at 410-706-0600, or check the "Title I" box on our online registration form.

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To make your booking as easily as possible, please follow these steps:
  1. Have an estimated number of students, teachers, and chaperones that could attend this trip.
  2. Have at least two potential dates available when you contact the museum.
  3. Check out how our field trips connect to your curriculum.
  4. When you are ready to book your field trip, complete our online registration form OR contact the museum at 410-706-0600 or

Once a field trip has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information and additional resources.

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Contact Us

For more information about NMD tours, call 410-706-0600 or email

If you need to cancel or reschedule your tour, please notify NMD as soon as possible. Voicemail and email are available 24 hours a day at 410-706-0600 and


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