$22 to “Roaring 20's: Prohibition Night” Tour at Crime Museum on Friday, December 14 ($44 Value)

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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The Roaring Twenties were a time of great, doomed experiments, from Prohibition to the election of lions into Congress. Witness social engineering's consequences with this GrouponLive deal to the Crime Museum. For $22, you get one admission to “Roaring 20's: Prohibition Night” on Friday, December 14 (a $44 value). Choose from the following times:

  • 7 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 8 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • 9 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m.

On December 14, the Crime Museum opens its doors for an after-hours extravaganza commemorating the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Inviting guests to dress up in their slickest Roaring Twenties finery, the museum leads visitors through an interactive series of exhibits that focus on Prohibition and the history of crime in general. Like apprehended bootleggers and serial jaywalkers, visitors can ink themselves with temporary prison tattoos and decide on a last meal, before springing themselves from the joint to analyze blood splatter like modern forensics experts. Of-age guests can jitterbug over to a Canadian Club tasting table, sipping on whiskey brewed north of the border, just as drinkers once did in 1920s speakeasies.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.

Reviews

TNMoC&P had me absorbed from the get-go.

MacRae O., Yelp, 2/2/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Take the metro right to Gallery Place and your right there, good as golden. Great museum, very interesting. ”

  • “Great fun”

  • “The groupon price made this museum worth it. It was informative and a really cool museum, but I doubt if want to pay the full price to go again. There are too many...”

    “The groupon price made this museum worth it. It was informative and a really cool museum, but I doubt if want to pay the full price to go again. There are too many great museums for free for me to want to pay 25 bucks a person for this museum. ”


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    National Museum of Crime & Punishment

    575 7th St. NW

    Washington, District of Columbia 20004

    202-393-1099

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Museum sheds its normal duties to treat visitors to a Prohibition-themed museum tour, including speakeasies and interactive exhibits

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 14th, 2012. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of event for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at National Museum of Crime & Punishment. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects National Museum of Crime & Punishment's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Must provide 21+ with ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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