Admission to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

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25,000 sq. ft. museum with more than 100 interactive exhibits gives guests inside look into prisons & crime fighting

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The first crime and punishment museum was an actual penitentiary, hosting tours that gave guests an up-close look of at a prisoner’s life, which often included hard labor, terrible food, and horrific tour-giving duties. Explore justice in a friendlier environ with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one adult museum admission to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment (a $21.15 value, including tax).

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive exhibits spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. Step into a contraband time machine and meet our country’s felonious forefathers in the A Notorious History of American Crime exhibit before exploring one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in the recently added Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber exhibit. After resting their weary feet in an unplugged electric chair, guests can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, which serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA, and ballistics, or they can step into a full-scale model of a police station in the Punishment: The Consequence of Crime display. The museum devotes an entire level to the year-round filming of America’s Most Wanted, providing an adjoining exhibit where fans of the show can step into a green screen for a criminal profile or have their child’s fingerprints taken for a national database.

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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    Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

    575 7th St. NW

    Washington, District of Columbia 20004

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