• The Children's Inn
    The Children’s Inn
    A place for kids to be kids

    Come take a tour of our “Place Like Home” and see the many fun and welcoming spaces available for children, and their families, who are involved in pediatric research at the NIH.

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  • volunteers
    Get INNvolved
    Give of Your Time and Talents

    The Children’s Inn at NIH has many opportunities for individuals, families, businesses and community groups to get involved in supporting our mission.

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  • A family at The Children's Inn
    Meet Our Families
    The Martinez Family

    Nine-year-old Kayla, from Illinois, has been coming to The Children’s Inn and the NIH with her mom and dad since she was one. She navigates through The Inn like it’s a second home.

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Where the power of childhood meets the power of research

Thank you!

Thank you to all who took advantage of the generous $100,000 matching gift challenge from our friends at Merck and The Merck Foundation. With your July and August gifts going twice as far, we are able to continue making childhood possible for the more than 1,500 families we serve each year.

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Run in the Marine Corps Marathon or 10K

Make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families

The Children’s Inn at NIH has slots for runners who want to participate in the marathon, as well as for those who would like to run the 10k course on the same day as the Marathon.

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