DEA Museum Arlington
Where are we going today?
Exploring the history of the DEA and what it stands for is a fascinating way to spend your time in Arlington.
The DEA Museum is filled with exhibits that focus on the drug history, drug addition and drug law enforcement with the USA. Suited to the older kids, the museum features state of the art exhibits, as well as interactive stations and displays, and educational programs, all of which will intrigue and captivate those who visit.
The DEA Museum exhibits each cover a specific topic, where you can really become engaged in the content. Some of the exhibits change, so there is always something new to see. The topics range from illegal drugs in the USA< to medicinal drugs, and the consequences of going down the wrong path.
It's actually a great way for kids to learn right from wrong, and to learn the consequences of such paths in life.
The exhibits on the DEA are fascinating in themselves too. You can learn all about how they operate in the air, on the land and in the sea, as well as the history of how it all began from the 1970s to present day. Kids can even see who won Purple Heart's because of their brave work as they protected the county.
So why not take the kids to a unique and educational museum for your next family day out. You might be amazed at what you learn, and it's a museum that supports those who protect the USA!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Tuesday - Friday
Closed Sat - Mon, and Federal Holidays
They offer programs and tours for schools, so make a reservation for groups over 15 people. Call during the weekdays to arrange.
There are plenty of places in the area to grab some food before your visit .
Any Top Tips?
Allow a couple of hours to see everything in the museum.
Doing our bit
They work to help educate Americans about the dangers of drug use.
Need a little extra help?
They have all of the programs and activities open to all people with disabilities. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop where you can pick up informative and educational items on the history of the DEA.
What people are saying?
by Jay Briar
Nice little museum (which you can do in about half an hour) and we also got a special talk from an agent.
by skip lagarde
by Tyrone Pham
Aside from their short hours (Tuesday - Friday from 10am until 4pm), this museum is pretty neat. They send you through the history of drug abuse and talk about some of the ways people manufacture and use illegal substances. It is worth a stop if you're in the area.
by Michael Bryant
by T Devine