National Museum of Health and Medicine

The National Museum of Health and Medicine preserves, collects, and interprets the objects, specimens, photographs and documents chronicling the history and practice of medicine over the centuries. Guided tours of the Museum and workshops are available for students in PreK and up. A general tour (4th and up) will give students an in-depth overview of the Museum's permanent exhibits. During the Human Body Experience (PreK-2nd), students will explore the wonders of the human body and participate in two guided activities. On the Forensics Mystery tour (5th and up), students will gather information about a set of bones. The Empathy Belly™ Pregnancy Simulation (9th and up) will show them how nine months of pregnancy impacts the human body. Tours and workshops can also be scheduled as an outreach program.

Contact Info
Address: 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Montgomery. Tel: 301-319-3312. Email: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil. Website: www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=education.index. Hrs: Daily 10Am - 5:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 60-90 min. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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