Request a Tour of NIH in Bethesda, MD


The NIH Visitor Center is not providing tours at this time due to COVID-19.

In an attempt to protect the safety of our staff and patients all tours are suspended until further notice.

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Thank you for your interest in visiting the National Institutes of Health, the nation's premier biomedical research facility. As a working campus with over 1600 clinical research projets in progress, we are pleased to host modest-sized non commercial educational groups.  NIH is a secure federal facility and requires photo identification for all tour groups and visitors.

For school groups, we request a ratio of 1 chaperon per 8-10 students age 12-17.  Please note that students under the age of 16 will not be permitted into laboratory spaces.

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Maximum of five people for an Individual Tour. Maximum of twenty people for a Driving Tour or a Nobel Wall Visit.

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A tour request submission does not guarantee that your request will be granted. Tour requests are considered based on several factors including, but not limited to, available staff resources and the potential for conflicts with other campus events. To ensure a tour spot, we encourage you to submit your request as early as possible. Within three business days, you will be contacted by an NIH representative who will speak with you directly about the feasibility of your request.