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After Hours Event or Visit for Two at National Museum of Crime & Punishment (Up to 50% Off). 2 Options Available.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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In a Nutshell

Visitors explore simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about criminals; after-hours events focus on a single topic

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Expires Dec 5th, 2014. Limit 4 per person, may buy unlimited additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The first crime and punishment museum was an actual penitentiary, hosting tours that gave guests an up-close look at a prisoner’s life, which often included hard labor, matching jumpsuits, and horrific tour-giving duties. Explore justice in a friendlier environ with this Groupon.

Choose from Two Options

$25 for museum admission for two ($43.90 value)

$24 for admission to After Hours museum event ($48 value)

In addition to interacting with the museum’s existing exhibits, visitors to the Crimes of the ’80s and Moonshine and Mugshots Prohibition After Hours events also participate in costume contests, scavenger hunts, interactive forensic science stations, and more. They also receive a temporary prison tattoo. Choose from the following dates:

  • Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m.: Crimes of the ’80s
  • Friday, September 26, at 8 p.m.: Crimes of the ’80s
  • Friday, September 26, at 9 p.m.: Crimes of the ’80s
  • Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m.: Moonshine and Mugshots
  • Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m.: Moonshine and Mugshots
  • Friday, December 5 at 9 p.m.: Moonshine and Mugshots

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.


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  • “ 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.”

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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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87% of the people were positive about the Museum, most described it as Great.
86% of the people were positive about the Tour, most described it as Interesting.
88% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
83% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Nice.