The Drug Enforcement Administration is the world’s premier drug enforcement organization. While the DEA’s primary mission is to enforce the nation’s federal drug laws, we understand that law enforcement alone cannot solve America’s drug problem. The DEA’s Community & Prevention Outreach section, including the DEA Museum, reduces demand through educational initiatives. The DEA Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history of the DEA and the execution of its mission. Its extensive collection documents DEA history, drug policy, drug law enforcement, drug education, and the history and consequences of drug misuse and addiction in the United Sates. The Museum interprets its collection for the public benefit through permanent and temporary exhibits, public programs, its website, publications, and social media.
The DEA Museum’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” is available without rental fees to U.S. history museums and science centers. With content specific to each location where it is displayed, the exhibit presents both a global and historical overview of the many costs and consequences of drugs on society.