Events and Programs

The Museum hosts a variety of events and programs including artifact talks, film screenings, interviews with special guests, and more. Details for upcoming and past offerings appear below. 

Four law enforcement officers transport a criminal in handcuffs.

May 2, 2023 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

50 Years of DEA: Partnerships and Collaborations

A panel discussion exploring how partnerships and collaborations help DEA further its mission.

Plastic bottles and trash cover the ground under some trees.

June 22, 2022 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Illegal Drugs and the Environment

An expert panel discussion on DEA’s efforts to stop the environmental impacts of illegal drug production.

A red, green, and white tablet press.

February 22, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

American Crisis: Fentanyl and Fake Pills

A conversation with DEA’s experts on the fentanyl and fake pills crisis. The program includes a brief history of pills featuring Museum artifacts.

Mother with two teenaged children looking at Museum exhibit.
Special Event

November 4, 2021 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

DEA Museum Reopening

After more than two years of careful planning, design, and construction, the DEA Museum in Arlington, Virginia, reopened November 4, 2021.

Enrique "Kiki" Camarena and his family.

October 26, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Remembering Kiki

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

A Red Ribbon Week pin
Special Event

October 5, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

DEA National Red Ribbon Rally

An annual event featuring performances and speakers supporting a united, drug-free nation.