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.
“Very fun experience! Main advice would be get there early; there's a lot to see and it's all tremendously interesting to crime or investigation fans! ”
“Great exhibits. Enjoyed it”
“Enjoyed the museum and would return again.”