Overall, I would highly recommend this museum. I was a bit leery because their website looks a little "sketchy" compared to other museums, but thought it was worth a shot and I'm glad I did! Purchasing tickets on their website saves you a couple bucks; I did see that our hotel had some coupons, as well.
I got tickets for my date and I to do the Forensic Lab experience (these tickets include museum admission) which was really cool! You have a crime to solve and in a small group you learn different techniques that help you (i.e. blood spatter station to determine the weapon used, fingerprinting station, checking alibis vs. phone records). The folks working the Forensic Lab appeared to really like their "CSI-like" jobs, which always helps.
The museum itself has tons of stuff to look at and interact with...stuff about serial killers, history over time of punishment techniques, prison breaks, famous criminals, weapons, etc. As others have commented, this place is much larger than it appears.
There was a really long line and "check-in" and an employee who seemed more concerned with checking his cell phone than helping the guy at the desk move the line along.
Lots of spelling errors in the displays. I am a freak for spelling, but I found too many to count! I am not the only one who noticed because when I pointed it out, a lady nearby commented as well.
The museum has a chronological flow to it and because we started in the Forensic Lab, which is downstairs, there was no easy way to get back to the starting point, so we basically did the museum backwards which made it illogical for some parts.
Parenting note: I am a pretty liberal parent of a 9 year old boy, but I do remember thinking that I would hold off on bringing him here until he's a bit older.
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