Museum Hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Learning isn’t one-size-fits-all at the DEA Museum. The staff develops engaging programs and events, informative lesson plans, and curated resource lists for all ages.



Artifact talks, panel discussions, and interviews with special guests are only some of the captivating programs hosted by the Museum. Each program is inspired by exhibits and enjoyed by audiences around the world. View recordings below and mark your calendar for upcoming offerings.

Enrique "Kiki" Camarena and his family.

Remembering Kiki

The DEA Museum pays tribute to Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, in whose honor and memory Red Ribbon Week was created.

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Smuggling Stories

Dive into a fundamental element of all major drug trafficking organizations’ business models: smuggling.

Bundles of cash seized from drug traffickers.

The Kingpin Strategy

Former Administrator Robert C. Bonner reflects on leading DEA when it enacted the “Kingpin Strategy."

Hands fist-bumping when working together.

Who We Are and What We Do: PATCO

Peek into the inner workings of DEA’s professional and technical support staff.

Resources for Educators

Guide students through the science and history of drug use and drug law enforcement with the Museum’s dynamic lesson plans.

All activities include a list of resources and teach students important critical thinking, research, and citizenship skills. Search content by grade level and introduce new, engaging perspectives into any classroom. Click here to browse all lesson plans.

Junior Special Agent Program

Explore the Museum and earn a Junior Special Agent badge by completing word searches, letter scrambles, and other challenges to think like DEA agents. Learn more about this program for children 12 years and younger.

Online Resources for Families and Visitors

There are exciting learning opportunities online and in the Museum’s backyard. Discover resources on drug use, drug law enforcement, and museums in and around D.C. that continue conversations inspired by on-site exhibits.

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Drug Use and Misuse

Explore websites with information and activities tailored to children, teens, parents, and more.

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Drug Law Enforcement

Learn more about the initiatives of drug law enforcement organizations and the people they serve.

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Other Museums and Tours

Discover the DEA Museum's incredible neighbors, large and small.