Valentine's-Day Weekend "Crimes of Passion" Event Visit at the Crime Museum (50% Off). Three Options Available.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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Museum sheds its normal duties to treat visitors to a twisted love–themed museum tour, including special interactive events

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Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate prior to expiration date on your Groupon. No more than two people may be handcuffed at a time. Museum open until 12AM. Must be 18 or older; must be 21 or older to drink with VIP admission. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$40 for single-day general admission to the Crimes of Passion event ($80 value)

  • Friday, February 14
  • Saturday, February 15<p>

for VIP admission to the Crimes of Passion event on February 14 ( value)

  • VIP line-skipping privileges and complimentary coat check
  • One-on-one blood-spatter demonstration
  • Docent-led, hands-on, white-glove artifacts experience
  • Couples’ caricature session by courtroom artist Dana Verkouteren
  • Champagne and strawberries<p>

On Valentine’s Day and the day after, guests gather at the Crime Museum between 6 p.m. and midnight. Those who arrive in pairs are handcuffed together, then sent on a twistedly romantic expedition. During their journey, they’ll peruse the Crimes of Passion event, which contains true tales such as the “Valentine’s Vampire,” who was sent to jail for leaving fang-marks on every piece of chocolate he gave to a loved one. In addition to displays on tainted relationships, visitors can explore the museum’s other interactive events, inking themselves with temporary prison tattoos and deciding on a last meal before springing themselves from the joint to analyze blood splatter like modern forensics experts. Everyone leaves with a rose and a pair of furry handcuffs. <p>

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.

Customer Reviews

2082 Ratings

Interesting for sure
Sheena V. · September 14, 2016
Great exhibits. Enjoyed it
Araceli K. · February 17, 2015
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!
Derron C. · February 14, 2015
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    National Museum of Crime & Punishment

    575 7th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20004

    +12023931099

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