Experiential Learning Center

Assembly Area

Join us in the Assembly Area  to begin your ELC adventure.  In this space, visitors are introduced to members of the diverse Army family and given an overview of what it takes to keep the Army running!

Growing Up Army


Children of Soldiers have a unique childhood. In this exhibit they give firsthand accounts of being part of the Army family. These “Army Brats” across the generations reveal the adventures and challenges of a life defined by their parents’ new duty station or next deployment.

Brats To Boots


This feature highlights Army family members who grew up in the Army and then joined the service when they became adults.

Army Innovations


This feature introduces technological innovations such as computers, medical evacuation (medevac), mobile phone technology, rocketry and interstate highways that all had their roots in the Army.

The Army Behind The Army


The Army is “always-on,” operating 24 hours a day around the world—and it’s not just Soldiers on duty. “The Army Behind the Army” videos explore some of the more unique and surprising aspects of Army infrastructure and Soldier support.

Growing Up Army Quiz Game


This game invites visitors to test their knowledge of what it’s like to grow up in the Army.

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