The national touring exhibit developed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the DEA Educational Foundation, Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause opened February 10, 2014 at the Maryland Science Center. This exhibit will discuss “the effects of drugs on both individuals and society, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and the current science behind drug law enforcement, drug prevention and drug treatment specific to Maryland’s local communities.”
Target America has been experienced by more than 22 million visitors in 9 cities. “Target America explains the science behind illegal drug addiction, and the countless costs and consequences of illegal drugs to individuals, American society and the world. Visitors will experience a drug investigation from start to finish, helping them understand the environmental effects of drugs and what law enforcement, drug abuse education and treatment are doing to break the troubling cycle of drugs and drug-related violence. They will view both an actual South American jungle coca processing lab and a re-created Afghan heroin factory as well as analyze brain-scans in a simulated MRI machine and view real wreckage from a drug-related car accident. A portion of Target America will focus specifically on Maryland and Baltimore, exploring the evolution of heroin abuse and enforcement in the area.”
This is a great chance for the whole family to learn about drugs and start an honest discussion about it. You can purchase your tickets from the Maryland Science Center by clicking here. You can stay in touch with the Maryland Science Center in many ways. You can follow the Maryland Science Center on Facebook by clicking here, Twitter by clicking here, and subscribe to the email list by clicking here. You can read more about the Maryland Science Center by clicking here. You can also read more about Target America by clicking here. Maryland schools interested in visiting the exhibit for free can click here or call 410-685-5225.