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!

Exhibit Guides

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Planning a trip to the museum? Use our field trip and exhibit guides in your preparation!

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Screenshot from the Mouthpower interactive websiteExplore Mouthie's online laboratory to learn about how to brush your teeth, what tobacco can do to your mouth and how to make healthy food choices.

Check out our classroom activities related to the exhibit as well!

Healthy Smiles for Autism

Clip from cover of healthy smiles for autism booklet‌Dental care is the leading unmet health care need among children with special needs. The National Museum of Dentistry has developed a unique resource for parents to teach their children how to have a healthy mouth for life. Healthy Smiles for Autism‌ contains oral hygiene tips, facts and step-by-step demonstrations for children with autism spectrum disorder.

History Scavenger Hunt

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Looking for the answers? E-mail before your visit or ask for the answer sheet when you arrive.




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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.