The Stetten Museum has three exhibits on display in NIH's Building 10, the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Exhibits in the Clinical Center are lighted for viewing from morning to evening daily. There is no charge for admission.
Innovation and Invention: NIH and Prosthetic Heart Valves
The development of artificial heart valves involved surgeons, engineers, patients, and regulators. This exhibit explores their stories and presents current and future examples of artificial heart valve innovation. Located in the Clinical Center’s South Lobby.
The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH
This exhibit highlights the work of Drs. Thressa and Earl Stadtman, distinguished biochemists who have worked at the National Institutes of Health since 1950. It is located in the anteroom to the Lipsett Auditorium on the first floor of Building 10.
Marshall Nirenberg: Discovering the Genetic Code
This exhibit honors the career of the Nobel-prize winning NIH scientist Nirenberg, who deciphered the genetic code in the early 1960s with the collaboration of his NIH colleagues. The exhibit also explores Nirenberg's early life and career at the NIH, his over 40 years of neurobiology research, and his important role as a mentor to hundreds of scientists. The exhibit is located in the Clinical Center, outside of Lipsett Auditorium.
The Stetten Museum also displays scientific instruments and other objects from its collection in several buildings on the NIH campus in Bethesda. These buildings are open to the public during regular business hours.
This Siemens 1-A Electron Microscope was used for over three decades by Dr. Albert Kapikian, NIAID. The instrument, used to detect and characterize various viruses, is now on display in the lobby of Building 50.
Past in the Present
This exhibit has been moved to storage until renovations of the 3rd floor of Building 1 corridor have been completed. The exhibit displays six objects from the Stetten Museum collection ranging from unique laboratory glassware, to ticks, to the diary of an early NIH epidemiologist.