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Bravemind – Opening July 13, 2018

Soldiers may never forget what it’s like, but it’s not always easy to describe. With the virtual reality technology of Bravemind, you can see what they’ve seen, feel what they’ve felt, and fear what they’ve feared – all within the safe confines of an exhibition at Heroes Hall. Bravemind, created by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, uses VR to not only immerse viewers into the world of a soldier at war, but to help those in need. Using established therapeutic techniques, Bravemind can help veterans come to terms with PTS symptoms, and the technology can also be used for resilience training prior to deployment. Experience this fascinating and eye-opening exhibition first-hand, and learn about how Bravemind has become a valuable resource for helping our military and veterans.

Voices: Veterans Story Telling Project

The voices of veterans come alive at Heroes Hall at  OC Fair & Event Center as former military men and women share their very personal and poignant stories of service.

VOICES is the culmination of a six-week veterans’ storytelling workshop


Heroes Hall at OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Admission: FREE
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Due to the nature of the content, this program is suitable for adults and mature youth. The event is held outdoors, please dress accordingly. For more information, call (714) 708-1613



OC Heroes Hall Dedication Ceremony—Nov. 11, 2016

Please join us on Veterans Day November 11, 2016, for the much anticipated dedication of Heroes Hall, the new veterans museum building at the OC Fair & Event Center. The only Orange County museum dedicated to the stories and sacrifices of those that served in our military, the new Heroes Hall veterans museum will be housed in a 1942 cadet barracks that is being renovated for rotating exhibitions.

Details regarding this special Veterans Day celebration will be announced shortly.


Click here for photos of the renovation in action.

Heroes Hall has landed

On Monday, April 25, the OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC) took on a massive, all-day project to move an approximately 50,000-pound, 5,000-square-foot, two-story WWII-era building a half mile through the property to its permanent home for the new Heroes Hall Veterans museum which will debut Veterans Day 2016.