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June / July 2023

Hospital welcomes students back for Take Your Child to Work day

Children in lab coats use a microscope
Children explore the clinical laboratory experience at the 2023 Take Your Child to Work Day.

For the first time since 2020, the NIH Clinical Center hosted hundreds of future scientists onsite.

On April 27, 2023, the NIH Take Your Child to Work Day held activities virtually and in person all over the NIH campus.

Kids in grades 1 through 12 were able to explore age-appropriate career paths in science and public service at the nation's medical research agency. The campus also hosted a number of Earth Day events as well.

The hospital hosted a number of hands-on activities. The Clinical Laboratory Experience had staff clinical scientists present various tests performed within the NIH clinical labs and then invited the 6 to 8-year-olds to try their own experiments.

To enhance the imaginative experience, participants were given their own disposable lab coats to use throughout the day. Parents were sent generic NIH-branded badges that the kids could color and personalize.

The NIH Library in the Clinical Center also hosted a short tour open to 6 to 14-year-olds where children could explore the world of 3D printing and its applications at NIH. Every attendee received a 3D-printed souvenir.

Take Your Child to Work Day (Staff only) is sponsored by the NIH Office of Research Services.

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