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National Museum of Dentistry
Based on 5 traveler reviews
Nice way to spend a quiet morning
Aug 25, 2013 by: Jenny S from Norwich, Connecticut
The museum is by appointment only, so we called in advance to set up a time. Nice, self-guided tour through the museum. Lots of interactive exhibits to make it kid friendly. A nice stop if you're looking for a low key activity.
OPEN BY APPT ONLY!!!
Jan 12, 2013 by: Lynn R from Olney, Maryland, United States
We called the museum before we went just to be on the safe side. The recording gave the address and the hours of operation, but made no mention of the fact that they are ONLY open by appointment!!! I find this completely infuriating and ridiculous. When we got there, they had a note on the door that as of December 1, 2012, they would only be open for appointments made ahead of time. Their voicemail and website should reflect this information!
Aug 13, 2012 by: MGW_11 from Roanoke, Virginia
Son had seen this museum on TV, talking about George Washington's false teeth, so wanted to check it out. The displays were interesting, had several hands on stations for kids, and video displays of funny shows and commercials. Only took us about an hour and a half to do.
Small, but kid friendly
Apr 27, 2012 by: NHmomUSA from Londonderry, New Hampshire
The museum is small but it has an interesting collection. Adults might be interested in the historical aspects of dentistry (including tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes from long ago) and the kids will enjoy all the hands on activities and the interactive computer exhibits. The small gift shop sells humorous items like bacon flavored toothpaste and pickle flavored dental floss. A set of George Washington's dentures are on display as well.
Interesting & Small
Jul 02, 2011 by: verrine from Baltimore, MD
This museum is compact, in excellent condition, & well thought-out. There are many historical artifacts, such as antique dental instruments & chairs. There is also good use of multi-media. There are several interactive exhibits geared toward children. Oddly, there is no exhibit specifically about cavity formation. The museum is across from the Univ of Maryland Medical Center & next to the Dental School. Street parking is only up to 2 hours, but that is plenty of time for this museum. This is a good option after you've seen all the major Baltimore attractions.
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