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National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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Address: 575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-393-1099
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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On a planned trip to Wash, D.C., we ordered tickets for this Museum. It was both interactive and observing. So much to see, so little time. This visit, plan on a good 4 hours or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On a planned trip to Wash, D.C., we ordered tickets for this Museum. It was both interactive and observing. So much to see, so little time. This visit, plan on a good 4 hours or more to see and do all that's available. Picture attached at Forensic Lab.. Solving a murder...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a blast! I was surprised to actually learn a few things in the lab. They had actual baby pigs to use to determine how they died. The top detective game made me stop and read more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Opening hours are a little limited I thought so we ended up having to rush our visit which was a shame as this is really well worth going to even though it costs about $22 (which is possibly a little too pricey when you consider DC has so many museums which are actually free). Starts off in the 17th century... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Admission price high. Way too much reading(and I did notice many errors in grammar-state of Delaware was abbreviated as DA on a map). Many spaces very narrow to walk through. Overall, don't waste your time or money for that matter. So many better first class museums in the area like all the Smithsonians, which are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

My friend and I did the mystery scavenger hunt. This museum is very fun and interactive! Great for all ages! There is so much to see and do, you can easily spend a whole day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren, ages 11 and 12 loved this museum. I had purchased the package with the Top Detective Scavenger Hunt and they had a ball looking for clues and then solving the mystery for a prize. I actually think they learned something on this visit and had great fun doing it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My Son (16) and I visited this over the weekend, and it was OK. It is titled the National Museum but it is not part of the Smithsonian, so be prepared for an admission price of $20+.\ It was OK, with some interactive exhibits. Again spent about an hour here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Awesome. This is a great museum-- lots of hands on interaction for kids. Interesting. This is better than the Spy Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I did the treasure hunt and loved it. I love ❤ true crime stories and shows so this was a must see for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So fun and educational You can purchase a pack where you have to find an artifact and act as a true detective Very intuitive Reserve the workshops before you go, no place left when we arrived

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