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National Museum of Crime & Punishment, Washington DC

National Museum of Crime & Punishment - Washington DC, District of Columbia
National Museum of Crime & Punishment
575 7th Street Northwest, Washington , DC 20004Map
+1 202 393 1099
Neighborhood: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Walk through three floors and explore history of crime- fighting and punishment to cutting-edge interactive labs and simulators. Experience hands-on exhibits and check out medieval guillotines, learn about past notorious criminals such as Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone, and make an escape from a jail cell. Visitors can experience up-close the newest technologies today for fighting crime and catching the bad guys. Try the FBI Shoot Out and the high-speed police chase simulators, or visit the full CSI Lab and conduct forensic investigations. The museum also houses the actual America's Most Wanted Studio where visitors can learn more about community involvement in fighting crime. The museum offers a variety of educational and interactive activities for people of all ages. It's so much fun, it's a crime! - Shirley Hsieh

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By mommie1110 | Posted 05/04/11
  We went to this museum in Sept 2009. It was very interesting and takes a long time to go through. I would not recommend this for younger children. My boys were 12 and 9 and they got bored after 2 hours. My husband and I really really enjoyed it....   Read More
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National Museum of Crime & Punishment General Information
  • Open Hours: Winter - Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Winter - Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Summer - Monday to Thursday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Summer - Friday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Summer - Sunday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, discover, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Gallery Place Chinatown
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