Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 18 April 2011 12:44
BALTIMORE, MD (April 18, 2011)—What do fairies do with all those teeth? Grab your wand and put on your wings to meet the Tooth Fairy herself and find out at Tooth Fairy Day at the National Museum of Dentistry on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover how to have a sparkling smile during an afternoon filled with tooth-riffic hands-on activities and fun. Make fairy wands and wings, a box to hold your lost tooth, and more!
“Healthy smiles start young, so it’s important to teach kids early how to take care of their teeth,” said Jonathan Landers, Executive Director of the National Museum of Dentistry. “Tooth Fairy Day is an opportunity to have fun while learning skills that will make an impact for a lifetime.”
Kids can try their hand at fairy work by making a tooth necklace, decorating maracas, learning about animal teeth, and exploring the museum on a scavenger hunt to learn about false teeth, including the most famous false teeth of all (hint: they belonged to the first president of the United States). Plus, explore hands-on exhibits throughout the museum about all things toothy and how to have a healthy smile.
Tooth Fairy Day is included with regular Museum admission: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children, free for 2 & under and active duty military & immediate family. The National Museum of Dentistry, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is located at 31 S. Greene Street in downtown Baltimore. Call 410-706-0600 or visit www.smile-experience.org for more information.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENTISTRYSee amazing teeth feats, marvel at George Washington’s choppers, sing along to vintage toothpaste commercials, and discover fascinating hands-on exhibitions about the power of a healthy smile. Enjoy field trips, home school days, special events, and more. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this one-of-a-kind museum is located at 31 South Greene Street, a short walk from the Inner Harbor. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and students with ID, $3 for children age 3-19; and free for age 2 & under and active duty military & immediate family. Open Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday 1–4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Call 410/706-0600 or visit www.smile-experience.org