Reviews & Ratings

332 ratings
4.3 average rating
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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2012

Great interactive museum. Our whole family had a great time.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 11 2012

Great museum with a lot of information and hands on activities for kids and adults.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 03 2013

Great museum, covered all areas of crime and punishment, will go again. Allow at least 2-2.5 hours

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 12 2014

Had a really nice time, they had a lot of interactive displays which made tour fun. Very interesting, learn alot about how crimes are commited and solved. I would diffidently visit again and refer friends to visit

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

I don't know how crowded it usually is, but we were pleased that it wasn't not very busy on a Sunday afternoon. The website said that it should take about 2 hours-it took us almost 3 hours and that's because we weren't even 1/2 way through after...continued

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2 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Aug 26 2011

I enjoyed it. It certainly was "For the People" as my sister-in-law says.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 29 2010

I personally thought this was just okay. You spend most of the time reading printed materials on the walls. I admit they have some fun ways of presenting the material, but it's mostly just text and photos. I'd say it definitely wouldn't be...continued

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

I recommend devoting 3 hours to the museum and doing the labs at the very beginning. Interesting museum and worth it, although a bit long. Lots of reading with some interesting visuals . Could've used a break in the middle. Crime labs are worth...continued

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1 review
5 stars
attended Aug 05 2011

I thought this was a cool museum. It started out back in the Western times of Billy the Kid, Bonnie & Clyde and moved forward to the present. The factual information, and the props and hands on stuff was really interesting. I took my 11 year...continued

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1 review
25 stars
attended Aug 22 2010

I took my grandson 13 and his friend..they had a great time. I loved it, read much more than they did. But they really enjoyed the numerous interactive stations...thank you!

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1 review
4 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

I took my son & his friend (11 & 12 years old, respectively) after lunch time. The museum was uncrowded, which meant that we could get up close & read about all of the criminals, weapons & methods of punishment throughout history. We were...continued

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attended Nov 07 2010

I took my boyfriend to this event. It was awesome. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Be sure to get there when the doors open because you don't want people blocking your view. I wouldn't mind going again!

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 03 2010

I went with a small group that encompassed several age groups. Everyone had a great time--even those that were sure they wouldn't. And the CSI section was a huge hit. We all enjoyed the chance to figure out "whodunit". Great job.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

IT was a nice museum, but they charge u for the workshops. OVerall it was ok.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 01 2014

It was awesome I really enjoy going to museums and this one was really fun.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

It was fun to walk through and play all the games.

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1 review
24 stars
attended Oct 14 2011

It was nothing special. Considering that Washington has so many free things, I would skip this and go to the FBI tour or the Bureau of Engraving tour (both great fun for kids and free) instead.

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 02 2011

It was really fun, the best part is that you can take pictures and the museum is really interactive

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 16 2010

It was very interesting. I thought this was only going to take 2 to 2 2/1 hours but it was a lot longer so plan accordingly. There was alot to read and see. We went on a Friday expecting that there would not be a big crowd. But there was.

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4 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

It was very crowded and the space is already constrained because of the retrofit of the space to the museum exhibits. I felt I could not stop long and read. Some portions of exhibits were not working, but not enough to bother me - for example,...continued

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