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NIH's 26th Annual "Take Your Child to Work Day"


Thursday, April 23, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

About "Take Your Child to Work Day"

Bring your children in grades 1-12 and inspire them to explore career paths in science and public service at our nation’s biomedical research agency. Together, you and your children can choose from almost 200 activities, from exploring NIH labs and technology, to being a hands-on genetic researcher, to learning about the day-to-day life of social workers, chemists, dieticians, peer reviewers and more. Activities are available at on and off campus buildings.

Children in grades 6-12 will also be able to register to volunteer to help with activities and may be able to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) credit, if offered by your school or school district. Please check with your school's SSL coordinator to find out if this volunteer opportunity meets your school's requirements.

Pre-Registration & Registration 

Encourage your co-workers, your supervisor, and your colleagues/friends in other Divisions/ICs to participate and mark your calendars. Key registration dates are listed below:

March 16 at 12 noon: Pre-registration (Site opens for you to enter your child/ren's information and preview activities ONLY)

***Registration will be conducted in two phases*** -March 26 at 12 noon: Registration Phase 1 (Register child/ren for up to 2 limited space activities each) -April 1 at 12 noon: Registration Phase 2 (Register child/ren for up to 2 additional limited space activities for a maximum of four limited space activities)

More information will be sent out in March, so look for upcoming announcements via e-mails and Twitter.

The event website is  Check out the website for event information, and you can register on the website once the registration period begins. 

The Office of Research Services, Program and Employee Services is the primary sponsor of TYCTWD 2020. Please e-mail any questions to

If you are on Twitter, please follow @NIHEmplSrvcs for more TYCTWD information and announcements (by using #MyNIHDay), plus find out about all of the other employee services we provide to assist you with balancing work and family.

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