Interactive Museum Map   |   Site Map   |   FAQS   |   Marine Corps Links   |   Contacts   |   Location & Directions   |   Hours & Admission
    
HomeThe National Museum of the Marine CorpsVisitor InformationExhibitsEducationNews & EventsGet InvolvedMuseum StoreMake a DonationBecome a VolunteerBecome a SponsorGo to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Press RoomCalendar of EventsPhoto GalleryPress ContactsSpecial EventsMilitary Ceremonies at the MuseumFormer Marines and Photos


Ongoing Events and Temporary Exhibits at the Museum
“Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada”
This exhibit features photographs and artifacts chronicling the multi-national invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada, which began on October 25, 1983.

Increasing violence, political instability, and rumors of a strong Soviet-Cuban presence on the island caught the attention of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Of most concern for the United States was the safety of approximately 1,000 U.S. students at St. George's Medical School. Though the U.S. forces quickly secured the airfields, rescued Governor General Paul Scoon, and evacuated the American students, Operation Urgent Fury left 19 U.S. servicemen dead, including three Marines.
On display through May 15, 2014
“9/11 - We Remember”
The National Museum of the Marine Corps commemorates the anniversary of 9/11 with the temporary exhibit "9/11 - We Remember," which features an I-beam from the World Trade Center and a Pentagon building fragment as well as inspiring stories of extraordinary efforts that have been taken to keep America safe since that fateful day.

The exhibit invites visitors to share their memories of the day that ushered in a "new reality" for all Americans while also paying tribute to a generation that has borne the burden of our security during a decade of war.

The exhibit also pays tribute to the resilience of the American people and the stubborn defiance of the Corps and its Marines. Visitors will see that defiance in the display of a Marine Corps flag found standing upright near a sheered edge of the Pentagon, maintaining a silent vigil over the rubble of the damaged building. The flag, like the Marines it represents and the Nation they serve, never faltered under the terrorist attack.
On display until Spring of 2014


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April 2014
Saturday, April 26 Special Event — 2014 Annual Awards Dinner

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's

2014 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Celebrating a History of Excellence

Location:
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia

Time:
6:00 – Reception
7:00 – Dinner and Program

Attire:
Black Tie or Military Evening Dress

Tickets:
$85.00 per ticket

RSVP:
Kindly RSVP by April 11, 2014 via email at rsvp@marineheritage.org or 703.640.6334


May 2014
Saturday, May 10 Family Day — World War I
Learn about the "significance of the poppy" and make your own to take home with you!
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, May 15 Special Event — Law Enforcement Reception
The National Museum of the Marine Corps invites all law enforcement personnel to our complimentary appreciation reception (Open to law enforcement officers only)

Guest Speaker:  Christopher “Todd” Doss, Acting Assistant Director of the FBI Laboratory

Hors d'oeuvres, Beef carving station, Cash bar
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Please contact Brittany Deaton at 703-649-2350 or deaton@marineheritage.org
Sunday, May 25 Special Event — Band of America's Few
The Band of America's Few will perform traditional & patriotic music on the Museum's parade deck.
10:30 am


June 2014
Saturday, June 14 Family Day — Marine Corps Animals!
Bring your kids to learn about the contributions animals have made to the Marine Corps, and help them make and take their own animal craft.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


July 2014
Saturday, July 12 Family Day — World War II
Bring your children to learn about Marines in World War II and the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers.  Fun hands-on activities and crafts will focus on code breaking.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


August 2014
Saturday, August 9 Family Day — Marines in Sports
12:00pm - 3:00pm


September 2014
Saturday, September 13 Family Day — Robotics
12:00pm - 3:00pm


October 2014
Saturday, October 11 and
Sunday, October 12
Special Event — Model Trains
9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 25 Special Event — Halloween Celebration
12:00pm - 2:00pm


November 2014
Saturday, November 8 Family Day — Modern Marine
12:00pm - 3:00pm


December 2014
Saturday, December 13 Special Event — Christmas Special Event
Time TBD


All Family Programs Are Free Of Charge
  Contact
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
Toll Free: 1.877.635.1775


American Association of Museums Virginia Green Attraction

  Visit
Plan Your Visit
Location & Directions
Museum Map
Calendar of Events
Local Attractions
  Contribute
Make a Donation
Become a Volunteer
Become a Sponsor
Order an Engraved Brick
Sponsor a Monument
  Follow
Facebook Twitter
YouTube Yelp
Wiki Instagram
Pinterest Trip Advisor
Copyright© 2006. Admission to the National Museum of the Marine is FREE. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5: 00 PM every day except Christmas Day.