Thursday, March 3, 2011

National Museum of Health and Medicine to close exhibits April 3, preparing for move to Silver Spring

As part of the relocation of the National Museum of Health and Medicine from its present location to its new home in Silver Spring, Md., exhibits at the present location will phase out over the coming weeks. The last day that the public may visit any exhibits at the Museum in its present location will be April 3

All of the Museum's exhibits are expected to remain available to visitors through April 3.

The Museum is open to the public daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (including weekends and holidays), on the campus at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Admission and parking are free.

Adults must present government-issued photo identification to gain entry to the Walter Reed campus, and vehicles are subject to search. Learn more about planning a visit to the Museum on the campus of Walter Reed at http:⁄⁄nmhm.washingtondc.museum⁄planning⁄index.html.

NMHM will complete its relocation to the Forest Glen Annex during the summer of 2011 and looks forward to welcoming the public at its new location in the fall. Stay tuned to the Museum's website, Facebook page and e-newsletter for details.

During this transition period, while the Museum is closed to the public at its present location on the Walter Reed campus, Museum public programs staff will be working to continue their activities at other locations in the Silver Spring area.