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National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington DC

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  • If you are interested in health issues and you happen to be in Silver Spring, this is definitely worth a visit! It has only 3 rooms, but they are filled with really interesting exhibits. We especially...  more »
  • It's further out from the main city (in Silver Springs) but we thought is was worth the trip as we had a teen with us who is interested in being a surgeon. If you're staying in the city, we took the m...  more »
  • We visited with our preteen/teenage sons and all if us enjoyed this museum. It's a ways from most of the main attractions of D.C., but admission is free. This is a hidden gem that we discovered from w...  more »
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  • So I told myself that I would go in look around and quickly choose items to write about for my class project. I ended up staying there for over 2 hours! I was fascinated with all of the rich history involving medicine that was displayed and archived there. Each exhibit was more interesting than the next. I even got to hold a human brain and a heart in my hands! The museum staff from the front door to the persons helping explain the various exhibits were knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. I may be a bit biased because I'm a self-proclaimed museum nerd, but I would definitely go back and visit again with my family.
  • Overall amazing museum if you are into human anatomy, but I prefer the section where it tells about advances in military safety. Nice to go to a museum outside of DC.
  • The displays are fascinating. There could be more interactive displays. Also would appreciate more indepth descriptions of the pathology presented.
  • Some or most displays are inappropriate for kids, but very educational for adults. The only downside that museum consists of 2-3 rooms. I wish it had more material and displays.
  • Most interesting museum I saw during my short DC trip. Its fairly small but the displays are very dense and full of info to take in. Staff was friendly and welcoming and you're likely not to run into any huge crowds. If coming from the DC area your best bet to get there is the Red Line metro to Forest Glen followed by a short Uber/Lyft ride.