VISITORS INFORMATION

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VISITING THE HISTORY OFFICE AND Exhibits

The Office of History and Exhibits are located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  They are open during normal business hours, Monday - Friday. 

The History Office is located on the 2nd floor of Building 60, also known as the Cloisters. The main office is Room 262.

Exhibits are scattered across the NIH campus, Building 10 (the Clinical Center), Building 31 and Building 50.

For locations, maps, transportation, and security see: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm

 

CURRENT ONSITE EXHIBITS

Innovation and Invention: NIH and Prosthetic Heart Valves
Building 10, South Lobby

Deciphering the Genetic Code: Marshall Nirenberg
Breaking the Genetic Code is located in the hallway outside of Lipsett Amphitheater

The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH
Building 10, outside of Lipsett Amphitheater

Varian A-60 NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
Building 50 lobby

Dr. Albert Kapikian's Electron Microscope
Building 50 lobby

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centrifuge

A CENTRIFUGE IS AN INSTRUMENT THAT SPINS MIXTURES OF MATERIALS AROUND AT HIGH SPEEDS TO SEPARATE HEAVIER FROM LIGHTER MATERIALS. THIS CENTRIFUGE IS IN THE STETTEN MUSEUM COLLECTION AND WAS DONATED BY DUPONT'S BIOTECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS DIVISION ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE NIH. ITS PLAQUE READS: “IN HONOR OF MARSHALL W. NIRENBERG FOR HIS PIONEERING EXPERIMENTS WHICH LED TO THE ELUCIDATION OF THE GENETIC CODE.”

Office of History and Stetten Museum| Bldg 60 | Suite 230 | National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD 20814-1460
Phone: 301.496.6610 | Email: history@nih.gov
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Last updated: 30 March 2014
First published: 2 February 2005
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