Target America Completes Successful Run in Tampa
Over 500,000 students, teachers, and parents visited the exhibit between September 2011 and January 2013 at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida. More than one million pieces of drug education literature were handed out. Countless families in the greater Tampa Bay area had their eyes opened to the costs and consequences of drug abuse across society. Check back here for an announcement and details of the next venue for the exhibit… Coming Soon!
Target America Exhibit Extended at MOSI, Tampa
As a result of the overwhelming response the exhibit has been receiving from the public, Target America, which was scheduled to run at MOSI in Tampa through September 3, 2012, has been extended. The exhibit will now remain open until January 3, 2013.
Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause
The DEA Museum opened a powerful exhibit September 2002 that traces the historic and contemporary connections between global drug trafficking and terrorism.
Target America allows visitors to explore a global and historical overview of this deadly connection.
Expanded in 2004, Target America now presents not only narco-terrorism issues, but also a look at other costs to society–costs to children, costs to the environment, costs to the body, and ends with an important look at how each visitor can work to break the cycle of drug abuse and drug-related violence.
The following organizations have significantly assisted the DEA Museum with the development and/or expansion of the Target America exhibit:
- The Office of National Drug Control Policy
- The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse
- The National Guard