2-year dentistry exhibit for kids to open Saturday at museum

January 30, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

"Terrific Tooth Tales," a two-year exhibit for children focusing on the history -- and literature -- of dentistry, will open Saturday at the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The exhibit will include an archival collection of more than 200 books with such themes as the first dental visit, the tooth fairy and proper oral hygiene, along with computer stations, a reading corner and interactive learning sites.

Organizers said the exhibit will feature celebrity readers during the next two years with the twin goals of increasing reading proficiency and knowledge of oral hygiene.

"Get Bookish on Tooth Tales" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and include a bookbinding workshop, guest readers, puppets, a scavenger hunt and other activities.

Admission is $3.

The National Museum of Dentistry is at 31 S. Greene St.

Information: 410-706-0810.

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