Crimemuseum 080713

CSI Experience

National Museum of Crime & Punishment (Washington, DC)
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334 ratings
4.3 average rating
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2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 04 2013

It was a great experience - took 12yrs olds and they had a blast - time the time to do the reading, exercies and the experience the entire adventure. Set aside at least 3hrs

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2 reviews
17 stars
attended Jan 09 2011

Lots to see. Not a museum you can just spend an hour touring. After playing with some of the displays and reading intersting facts, I realized it was getting dark outside. I probably spent about 2 1/2 hours and I only because I stopped reading...continued

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attended Sep 05 2010

Loved it! Was a lot of reading, but I enjoyed the experience. There was a lot of hands-on things for the kids, so my 5 year old was entertained enough.

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3 stars
attended Jul 14 2011

More than I expected. Spent 2 hours walking through the museum and was only halfway through. Unfortunately my 11 year old was done in about 30 minutes. Museum is arranged chronologically from the colonial days through modern times. So much to read...continued

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8 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

Museum was worth visiting - kids had a great time! I'd recommend this to other families esp. those who want to see a CSI lab set-up.

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4 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

My 14 yr. old son and his friend went yesterday-they reported it was a great experience overall! The medallion hunt ($10 extra) and the interactive displays were their favorite, and they recommend it to other teenage boys. They didn't have the...continued

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2 stars
attended Nov 20 2011

My family enjoyed this museum. I have boys 16, 15, 10 and 9. It could be seen by some as glorifying criminals, but truthfully I found the whole thing interesting. Allow about 2 hours. My boys loved all the hands on stuff. We went on a Sunday...continued

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2 stars
attended Jul 14 2011

My favorite museum. It can take you up to 4 hours if you read the exhibits and participate in the activities. Simulated ride in fast car and shooting gallery (both included in museum fee) were fun! There is some overlap of information between the...continued

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attended Mar 24 2010

Over 30 exhibits move you through a small but very effectively-organized space near the Convention Center. There are a number of interactive exhibits, but mostly one stands and reads, stands and reads - so wear comfortable shoes when you visit!...continued

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2 stars
attended Nov 05 2010

Really enjoyed it! This place is HUGE - could take up a whole day. Definitely going back, because I could not take it all in on one trip!

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3 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

Really good museum, lots to see but felt information overload. There's a lot to read, which can slow you down. And with multiple floors best give yourself at least 3 hours. Entrance staff were extremely friendly however when we got to the...continued

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1 stars
attended Mar 21 2010

Save your money on the audio tour, it doesn't really add much and the audio segments are pretty short. I agree with the other reviews that if you tend to read the information in the museum, you'll need more like 4 hours to get through it. The...continued

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5 stars
attended Aug 22 2011

The CSI experience is pretty cool. I will say that the reduced price ala Goldstar really made it better and made the price just right for what you get. Definitely a good trip for late-elementary thru middle-school aged kids and crime buffs.

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7 stars
attended Apr 19 2010

The latter sections of the museum -- devoted primarily to crime scene investigation, forensic science, and some discussion of prisons & the death penalty -- appealed to me more than the extended "rogues gallery" of notorious crimes and criminals &...continued

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attended Dec 27 2010

The museum was very interesting. It took us about 3 hours and we could have stayed longer but we were tired! Ticket vouchers were redeemed quickly with no trouble. We rented the head sets but they were not really necessary. You can acutally watch...continued

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attended Aug 24 2011

There were rooms that were a bit gross -- we walked through these without stopping. However, the Museum of Crime & Punishment kept me and my three boys (ages 11, 14 & 17) engaged for about three hours. Bravo!

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1 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

This is a good experience, but we ran out of time at 2 hours. We could have stayed another 2 hours.

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attended Jul 17 2011

This is a great museum alot of information and very interesting and entertaining. You could spend all day there or go back mulitiply times!

I would not have gone without the discounted price via GOLDSTAR!

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attended Oct 20 2011

This museum is very complete and intense. Much more than I expected, especially on the mid evil side of crime and punishment (maybe a little too much). If you are a person who reads every display, plan a long visit. It is well done but but not of...continued

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attended Feb 21 2011

This was a little cheesier than we expected. The CSI experience was really a museum treasure hunt. Overall it was a fun couple of hours. Would have been better if we could have gotten through in 1.5 hours or less. Not bad for the discounted...continued

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