National Museum of Crime and Punishment

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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Visitors explore a simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about notorious criminals in interactive exhibits

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Promotional value expires May 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must exchange for ticket at museum. Check website for hours of operation. Not valid 3/30-3/31. 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.

$12 for General Admission for One (Up to $21.95 value)

Interactive exhibits include a simulated FBI shooting range and high-speed police chase. Visitors can also learn about historic felons and the criminal side of America’s past.

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

Was very informative place. Some areas could use updating or be more elaborate. But was a nice tour.
Kenneth M. · December 29, 2013
We had a blast. We ended up there for about 3 hours, which was much longer than either of us anticipated. The museum was very interactive and quite interesting! We really enjoyed it!
Nancy E. · June 18, 2013
Great museum! Really enjoyed it!
Anita G. · June 16, 2013
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    National Museum of Crime & Punishment

    575 7th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20004

    +12023931099

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