Choose from 20 Options
$75 for VIP admission to the Crimes of Passion event ($150 value)
- VIP line-skipping privileges and complimentary coat check
- One-on-one blood-spatter demonstration
- Docent-led, hands-on, white-glove artifacts experience
- Couples portrait taken in jail cell
- Champagne and strawberries
$40 for regular admission to the Crimes of Passion event ($80 value)
Choose from the following dates and times
- Friday, February 13, at 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, February 14, at 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 p.m.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day and the day itself, guests gather at the Crime Museum. 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 of love gone wrong. In addition to displays on tainted relationships, visitors can explore the museum’s other interactive events, inking themselves with temporary prison tattoos and taking fingerprints. Everyone leaves with a pair of furry handcuffs.
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.