Want to get an up-close and personal look at DEA’s mission and history? Plan a trip for your family, school, or community group to the DEA Museum & Visitors Center in Arlington, VA.
The museum’s mission is to “educate the American public on the history of drugs, drug addiction, and drug law enforcement in the United States through engaging and state-of-the-art exhibits, displays, interactive stations, and educational outreach programs.”
At the DEA Museum, you can:
- Discover the role and impact of federal drug law enforcement on the changing trends of licit and illicit drug use in American history
- Check out the museum’s permanent exhibit, Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History
- Visit interactive exhibits on topics including the history of prescription drug diversion and abuse in the United States—visit the museum’s Web site to learn about current exhibits
- Attend a lecture series that provides an insider’s look at key moments in drug law enforcement history
Admission to the DEA Museum is free, and museum staff offers programs and tours for school and community groups.
Can’t make it to Arlington, VA? Visit the DEA Museum’s Web site to check out their virtual exhibit.