School Tours

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice in accordance with the University of Maryland, Baltimore's current practices and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation. We will still be available by phone or email for any questions regarding the museum. Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for any further updates.

We also encourage you to view and follow the guidelines developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore at to stay up to date on the current coronavirus situation in our community and around the world. 

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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.

Don't forget to

Celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month in February with $2 student admissions

Join the NMD in October for National Dental Hygiene Month with $2 student admissions

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

Schedule your field trip today!

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

Elementary School

Learn more about trips for Pre-K to 5th graders

Middle & High School

Learn more about trips for Middle and High School Students

Dental Programs

Learn more about trips for Dental Program Students

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