Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum

A free education program touring the Marine Corps Recruit Depot museum to teach marine corps history, tradition and values.

General Tour:

The general tour will focus on how animals have helped the U.S. Marines throughout their history and exhibit gallery highlights. Students will create a comic or a movie on iPads to demonstrate what they learned. Next, subject to availability, the group will meet and interact with Therapy Dogs and their handlers, to learn how animals help people emotionally.  Time: 9:30am to 11am. 9am check-in.

Mexican-American War Exhibit:

This tour is targeted to 8th grade students and will tour the Mexican American War exhibit. Students will have the opportunity to see historical artifacts up close including uniforms and weapons for a hands-on education program. Students in 8th grade social studies class may be eligible to receive extra credit pending teacher approval.  Time: 12-2:30pm. 11:30am check-in

Families may attend one or both programs. Explore San Diego’s rich military history on this unique field trip.