Construction on the Museum’s 115,000 sqft “Final Phase” is complete. We are now working on the gallery spaces which will tell the Marine Corps story from 1976 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By the end of 2018, we will open the continuation of Legacy Walk, which includes exhibits on Marines performing humanitarian missions and providing Embassy security, 9/11, Marine Corps families, the MAGTF, and how we honor fallen Marines. From the second deck, you'll be able to follow our steady progress on the new historical galleries, which will tell the Marine Corps story from 1976 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will make considerable progress on those galleries in 2018-2019, but we have not yet committed to an opening date. Our best intel puts completion in 2020. We are hopeful that some areas of the galleries may be open in 2019. The remaining spaces--Sports Gallery and Hall of Fame, Changing Gallery, Hall of Valor, and the Inter-War Years Gallery will open in 2021-2022. Also opening in 2018 are these two new exhibits: a joint art show featuring World War I art from the collections of the Marine Corps, Navy, and Army, opening on 6 June; and an exhibition on movie posters, which explores how the Marine Corps has been portrayed by Hollywood, opening late in the year.
These couple of pictures show what it will look like. In two of the pictures you can see the outline of where the exhibits will go and the walk way. Very cool.