R&W Shopping & Tickets 2017-12-12T13:31:48+00:00

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Exclusive R&W Member Discounts

Shop the R&W stores in Bldg. 31 and Rockledge I for exclusive NIH Branded merchandise.

Please be aware: R&W Gift Shops Will be Closed December 25 – January 1

R&W Sale of the Week Every Monday All December Long

Look for R&W sales to be announced on the R&W ListServ every Monday before Christmas. Each sale will last for the whole week or while supplies last.  To find out about these awesome deals join at https://list.nih.gov/archives/r_w_assoc_list-l.html.

NIH Branded Merchandise and Other Merchandise

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Winter is Coming…Save 10% on Sweaters Using the R&W’s Dry Cleaning Service

Use the dry cleaning service offered at the Bldg. 31 and Rockledge R&W stores in September and receive a 10% discount on all sweaters. Dry cleaning is picked-up from and delivered to the stores every Monday and Thursday. Laundry service is $2.20 per item and dry cleaning is $6.75 and up.

Winter Is Here Buy an NIH Ice Scraper

Your morning routine will take a little longer because you’ll need to get the frost, even ice and snow, off of your car windows.  Rather than allowing carbon monoxide to build up as you wait for the windows defrost, scrape and brush those windows clean with an ice scraper, available for $5 at the R&W gift shops.

Coffee Service – Rockledge

Coffee service has officially started at the R&W Rockledge Store. Stop in for a fresh bean to cup brew of your favorite coffee, cappuccino, mochaccino, tea or hot chocolate. Featured brands include Lacas and Peet’s Coffee.

Tickets Make Great Gifts at the Holidays

Washington Capitals 2017-18 Tickets

Caps fans, a new season is upon us and the Caps are looking to prove they’re still a contender for Lord Stanley’s Cup despite an off-season makeover. The R&W will have TWO or FOUR tickets to select home games throughout the season. Tickets are located in Section 409, Row A (sold as pairs).

Tuesday, January 9th @ 7pm vs. Vancouver Canucks – Seats 1 & 2 – $130
Thursday, January 11th @ 7pm vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Seats – $130
Sunday, January 21st @ 12:30pm vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Seats 1 & 2 – $180
Wednesday, January 31st @ 8pm vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Seats 1 & 2 – $144
Sunday, February 4th @ 12:30pm vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Seats 3 & 4 – $160
Tuesday, February 20th @ 7pm vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Seats 3 & 4 – $140
Monday, March 12th @ 7pm vs. Winnipeg Jets – Seats 3 & 4 – $140
Friday, March 16th @ 7pm vs. New York Islanders – Seats 3 & 4 – $140
Friday, March 30th @ 7pm vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Seats 1 & 2 – $130
Saturday, April 7th @ 7pm vs. New Jersey Devils – Seats 1 & 2 – $160

Washington Wizards 2017-18 Tickets

The R&W has TWO tickets to select home games throughout the season.  Tickets are located in Section 218, Row A, Seats 1 & 2, (sold as pairs).  A list of available games and prices are below.

Friday, December 15th @ 7pm vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Tuesday, December 19th @ 7pm vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Saturday, December 23rd @ 7pm vs. Orlando Magic

Sunday, December 31st @ 3:30pm vs. Chicago Bulls

Wednesday, January 3rd @ 7pm vs. New York Knicks

Saturday,  January 6th @ 8pm vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Wednesday, January 10th @ 7pm vs. Utah Jazz

Friday, January 12th @ 7pm vs. Orlando Magic

Saturday, January 13th @ 7pm vs. Brooklyn Nets

Monday, January 15th @ 2pm vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday, February 1st @ 7pm vs. Toronto Raptors

Friday, February 23rd @ 7pm vs. Charlotte Hornets

Sunday, February 25th @ 8pm vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Friday, March 2nd @ 8pm vs. Toronto Raptors

Sunday, March 4th @ 6pm vs. Indiana Pacers

Tuesday, March 13th @ 7pm vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Friday, March 23rd @ 7pm vs. Denver Nuggets

Sunday, March 25th @ 6pm vs. New York Knicks

Tuesday, March 27th @ 7pm vs. San Antonio Spurs

Friday, April 6th @ 7pm vs. Atlanta Hawks


Don’t break your budget this holiday season when purchasing that one special gift for a loved one.  Through the partnership between the R&W and TicketsAtWork, R&W members can purchase tickets to a variety of amusement parks, concerts, sporting events, movies, and more.  Once you register to be an R&W member or have logged into your account at www.govemployee.com click on Member Discounts and then click on the TicketsAtWork ad. Upon registering for TicketsAtWork you will have access to a variety of different entertainment options.  Whether your loved one is a fan of wrestling or concerts, Broadway or comedy, you can find tickets to pretty much anything and even better at a discounted price

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall

Make time for joy with the ultimate New York City holiday experience at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.  It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall.  You pause for a moment and stand to admire the Art Deco lobby then make your way to your seat.  With a hush, slowly the curtain rises, the music swells and Rockettes appear.  Perfect, in unison they dance across the stage, mesmerizing in their precision.  Just like that you are transported to another place where reindeer prance and dash through the snow, where Rag Dolls spring to life and Wooden Soldiers march in a fantastic parade.  For a time, the hustle and the bustle of the world outside disappears and you are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season.  Then, in the blink of an eye, the curtain falls and you know Christmas is here.

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Make your holidays bright and happy with a visit to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane – select dates November 10th – January 1st. Enjoy more than four million twinkling lights, festive entertainment, Christmas Carols, hot chocolate, holiday shops, and, of course, a visit with Santa and his nine reindeer. Plus, enjoy Hersheypark favorites including four thrilling roller coasters, plenty of family rides, fun games, and more!

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Where Christmas Shines Brightest

Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ in Williamsburg, VA.  The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, the largest Christmas light display in North America.  Festive food and drinks, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows bring the spirit of Christmas alive.  With many of the park’s rides and attractions still open adults and children of all ages can join in the festivities.  Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate as world-champion figure skater Elvis Stojko brings the magic of Christmas to life on ice in ‘Twas that Night™.  Meet Santa in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a photo.

Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights

A Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour is a 3.5 hour bus tour that includes an audio-visual presentation, mechanical reindeer, glowing nativity scenes, dazzling lights, 30-foot toy soldiers and old-fashioned holiday cheer as we visit the famous Christmas lights and decorations of the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, made famous in the PBS documentary “Dyker Lights” and featured on TLC’s “Crazy Christmas Lights”. You will also visit the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn for their incredible Christmas lights. On the way back to Manhattan watch a video montage of Christmas specials and variety shows.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Celebrate the magic of the season in the holiday wonderland of Magic Kingdom® Park.  Gather with loved ones for this festive Christmas-themed event that is sure to make you merry – on select nights in November and December from 7pm to midnight! Experience the excitement of: Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade; Holiday Wishes, delight in the exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza; A Frozen Holiday Wish, behold an enchanting performance and see Queen Elsa transform Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays; Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, feel the holidays come alive in a jubilant stage show that fills the air with music, dancing and laughter; and more.  The purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required attend.

See Movies at a Discount at Theaters Across the Country

As an R&W member you have the ability to see the summer’s biggest blockbusters at a discounted price.  Tickets available to the following theaters: Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Century, CineArts, Tinseltown, Angelika Film Center and Cafe, Bow Tie, Edwards, Harkins, Hollywood, Malco, Marcus, Reading, Showcase, United Artists, and Wehrenberg.

Broadway, Cirque, Vegas, and More!

There’s nothing quite like seeing a stage performance live and in person.  Thanks to the R&W and TicketsAtWork, R&W members can see almost any show they want.  Purchase discount tickets to a variety of Cirque Du Soleil shows nationwide.  Prefer a Broadway play?  We’ve got you covered!  Tickets are available for The Book of Mormon, Cats, The Lion King, Wicked and many more.  If you’re heading to Vegas take in a different show for every night of the week.  Whether you’re looking for Family Friendly (Blue Man Group or Terry Fator), Concert (Britney Spears: Piece of Me), Comedy (Carrot Top and Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis), Adult (Chippendales), Broadway (Menopause the Musical), or Magic (Criss Angel Mindfreak and Matt Franco) you’re bound to find something you’ll want to see.

Purchase Tickets to Theme Parks and Attractions Across the US

R&W members can purchase tickets to Theme Parks and Attractions in nearly half of the US year-round.  In addition to nationwide attractions like Disney, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Madame Tussauds, Medieval Times, Legoland and Legoland Discover Center, members can also visit:

AZ: Sea Life and Wet ‘n Wild Phoenix

CA: Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City, Great America and Boomerang Bay, Gilroy Gardens, San Diego Zoo, Pier 39, Aquarium of the Bay and of the Pacific, California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, USS Midway Museum, Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs, Waterworld California, Raging Waters and Snow Summit Bike Park

CT: Lake Compounce Family Theme and Water Park

FL: Fun Spot America, Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Sea Life Orlando, Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, Rapids Water Park, Adventure Island, Coco Key Water Park, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, Jet Boat Miami, Perez Art Museum, and Jungle Island

GA: Georgia Aquarium and Bodies: The Exhibition

HI: Sea Life

IL: Skydeck Chicago, 360 Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Children’s Museum, and Santa’s Village

KS: World of Fun and Oceans of Fun, and Sea Life KC

MA: Discovery Center, New England Aquarium, and Jimmy Peak Mountain Adventure Park

MI: Michigan’s Adventure, Sea Life, and Wildwater Adventure

MN: Nickelodeon Universe, Valleyfair and Soak City, Sea Life, and Crayola Experience

NC: Carowinds, Biltmore Estate, and Sea Life

NH: Water Country, Wildcat Mountain Resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, and Cranmore Mountain

NJ: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, iPlay America, and Clementon Park and Splash World

NY: One World and Empire State Observatories, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Adventure Aquarium, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Bronx and Central Park Zoos, Wonderworks, Sourced Adventures White Water Rafting and Long Island Wine Tour

OH: Cedar Point, Kings Island and Soak City, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

OK: Frontier City and White Water Bay

PA: Hershey Park, Sesame Place, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Kennywood, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Dutch Wonderland, One Liberty Observation Deck, Crayola Experience, and Adventure Aquarium

SC: Legends in Concert, Wonderworks, and SC Aquarium

TN: Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, Graceland Tours, Ripley’s (Aquarium of the Smokies, Believe It or Not Odditorium, Mini-Golf, Guinness World Records Museum, Haunted Adventure, and Moving Theater), The Wonders of Magic, and Wonderworks

TX: Sea Life, Forth Worth Zoo, Reunion Tower Geo-Deck, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

VA: Water Country USA, Kings Dominion, Ocean Breeze Waterpark, and Sourced Adventures VA Wine Tour

VT: Jay Peak Pump House

WI: Noah’s Ark Water Park

Washington DC: Newseum

Discount Coupon for Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is the most popular cavern in Eastern America with guided tours along well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.

R&W Members can receive $6 off up to six adult admission tickets to Luray Caverns by going to the Member Discounts page at www.govemployee.com/nih.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Available Spring 2018

National Aquarium in Baltimore

R&W offers discount tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  Tickets may be purchased online and an e-ticket will be sent directly to you which you can print out and redeem at the Will Call window at the Aquarium’s ticket center.  Sign-in or join the R&W as a Preferred Member and purchase your tickets here.

Gift Shop Locations

Rockledge I. Rm. 4202
6705 Rockledge Dr. Bethesda, MD 20817
  Building 31 Rm. 1W08
31 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday

NIH Stores :

Bldg. 31 8:30am – 3:45pm
Rockledge 8am – 3:45pm