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Ongoing Events and Temporary Exhibits at the Museum
“Welcome Home”
“Welcome Home,” a collection of photographs and memorabilia, captures the reunions of family members who have been separated by repeated deployments. The exhibit was born out of firsthand accounts of talented young women -- mothers and wives -- who shared their personal insights of what homecoming means to them, their children, and the heroes they have waited so long to see. These images show the Marine Corps itself as an extended family, whose members have celebrated together, mourned together, and helped each other during America's longest war and especially tough economic times.
On display through 2016
Marines at Work in Afghanistan
In the summer of 2011, photographer Nick Cardillicchio traveled with a unit of Marines on deployment in Afghanistan to photograph their daily life. These are portraits of individual Marines in their everyday work environment in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Every Marine has an important job. Most will work unseen and unknown to the public. These images give us a look inside their world. The photographer’s intent was to capture their unique strength and courage.ecially tough economic times.
On display from May 2015 through May 2017

May 2015
Friday, May 29 Thru
Sunday, May 31
Special Event — America's Freedom Bell
The Museum will "let freedom ring" with America’s Freedom Bell May 29-31. The Freedom Bell was conceived and cast by the Spirit of Liberty Foundation in 2013, and will make a three-week journey to several east coast historical sites. The Freedom Bell will be set up on the Parade Deck where visitors can ring it as they enter or leave the Museum. 

June 2015
Saturday, June 13 Family Day — National Capital Modelers
Spend the afternoon learning about model making with the National Capital Modelers.  Make and take your own model!  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm - 3:00pm

July 2015
Saturday, July 11 Family Day — World War II
Join us at the museum to learn about Marines in World War II.  Make and take a topographic map of the island of Iwo Jima.  Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 3:00pm

August 2015
Saturday, August 8 Family Day — Aviation
Ready for Take-Off?  Learn about Marine Corps Aviation and make your own Harrier Model to take home.  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, August 27 Summer Concert Series — U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters
Performance by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters.

National Museum of the Marine Corps - Parade Deck
Free Admission. Free Parking.
Saturday, August 29 Special Event — Dog Days of Summer
Bring your family to the Museum to see military working dogs, birds of prey and various pet adoption agencies with animals looking for a home.  Free admission, free parking.
10:00am – 2:00pm

September 2015
Saturday, September 12 Family Day — Robotics
An event for robot enthusiasts of all ages!  Explore the wonderful world of robotics and maybe even try your hand at operating one of these amazing machines.  Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 3:00pm

October 2015
Saturday, October 10 and
Sunday, October 11
Special Event — Model Trains
All aboard!  Don’t miss this family fun event featuring the Rappahannock Model Railroader Club.  Free admission, free parking.
9:00am – 5:00pm 
Thursday, October 15 and
Friday, October 16
Special Event — Violent Skies - The Air War Over Vietnam
Violent Skies - The Air War Over Vietnam
A Joint Symposium

Join us for a reflective examination and discussion about the role of aircraft in the Vietnam War and the service and sacrifice of the airmen who fought. Scholars and veterans from around the country will discuss the role of air combat operations in Southeast Asia from 1964 to 1975.

Conference registration, sponsorship/display opportunities, lodging and transportation information available about 15 JUNE 2015. For more info, go to

For program information, contact Dr. David Winker at or email for general event information.

Conference Hosts:
Air Force Historical Foundation
Army Historical Foundation
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Navy Historical Foundation
Saturday, October 31 Family Day — Halloween
Calling all little ghosts and goblins:  Join us at the Museum for a Spooktacular, but not one bit scary, family event.  Enjoy a magic show, games, and crafts.    Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 2:00pm

November 2015
Saturday, November 14 Family Day — Modern Marines
Learn about today's Modern Day Marine!  Come try on modern Marine Corps uniforms and gear.  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm – 3:00pm

All Family Programs Are Free Of Charge
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Triangle, VA 22172
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