Pre-surgical Tour

We encourage families to visit the hospital for a pre-surgical tour so children and caregivers can familiarize themselves with the process. Tours are conducted every Sunday at 2 pm and include a visit to the Main Atrium, Surgery Waiting/Registration Areas, Pre-Op areas (including induction), Recovery rooms, and (for inpatients) an inpatient unit. 

Registration is required to attend a pre-surgical tour. It is recommended that you attend the tour the Sunday before your child's surgery. Please fill out the registration form completelyIf you arrive later than 15 minutes after the tour start time we cannot guarantee that we can provide you with a tour.

Due to the upcoming holidays there will not be a tour Sunday, December 20 or 27. Please call the Pre-Surgical Tour at 202-476-3812 if you need more assistance.

  • Tours: Every Sunday of each month at 2 pm. Please arrive at 1:45pm
  • Length of tour: 1- 1.5 hours
  • Where: Sign in at Information Desk in the hospital Atrium.
    Children's National Health System
    Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Medicine
    111 Michigan Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20010
  • More information: (202) 476-3812