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.
- $22 for one ticket to the Prohibition After Hours exhibit (up to a $44 value)
- When: Friday, May 31
- Where: The Crime Museum
- Ticket values include all fees.
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Prohibition After Hours
Adventurers explore the Roaring Twenties at a time when the museum's doors regularly would be shut tight. Museum-goers wander through an interactive series of exhibits that focus on Prohibition and the history of crime in general, and 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. Interactive demonstrations in forensic science help museum-goers learn the stories that blood spatters tell before an exploration of prison tattoos shed light on the social orders in the pen.
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
The National Museum of Crime and 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.
What some people are buzzing about:
“ Would only caution...museum is tall and narrow and on three levels. Floors are concrete and in some places not all that level...rather wavy. Assuming there is an...”
“ Would only caution...museum is tall and narrow and on three levels. Floors are concrete and in some places not all that level...rather wavy. Assuming there is an elevator ...but...never heard it mentioned or offered...even to several elderly. Good deal of stair climbing involved. Museum itself is interesting although several of the exhibits were dated and lacking current information.”
“It will take about three hours to complete the tour”
“Way too short. Very disappointing.”
The Crime Museum
575 7th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004