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Apr. 25

Get Ready for Take Your Child to Work Day

Youngster wearing blue scrubs and head covering looks into microscope.

A microsurgery demonstration during Take Your Child to Work Day 2023

Photo: Leslie Kossoff

NIH’s 30th Take Your Child to Work Day (TYCTWD) returns on Thursday, Apr. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

Parents and their children are invited to experience in-person, hands-on experiences as a part of this year’s event, which also will include Earth Day activities. 

Virtual and prerecorded activities will once again be offered for remote workers and employees at other NIH locations.

Look for emails announcing registration:

Mar. 11, noon—Pre-registration

Mar. 19, noon—Registration phase 1

Mar. 26, noon—Registration phase 2 

large open cardboard box decorated with poster of event details

Deposit new or gently used children’s books for ages kindergarten through 12th grade in receptacles like this in Bldgs. 10 and 31.

Photo: Eric Bock

The National Institute on Aging is also sponsoring a book drive for this year’s event.

You can drop off new or gently used children’s books K-12 in Bldg. 10 and 31 now until Friday, Apr. 5. Donations will be inspected and categorized by grades. The books will be given out on TYCTWD.

Volunteer opportunities will also be available for students in grades 9-12 to help with virtual activities. For details, visit

Email questions to

The Office of Research Services’ Program and Employee Services is the primary sponsor of TYCTWD 2024.

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