Venue Details

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National Museum of Crime & Punishment
575 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
202-393-1099
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Boo
Bring a bottle water, not many water fountains
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Boo
Tennis shoes!! there aren't really any places to rest so be prepared to do a lot of standing
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tisa
Ugh. that's all I have to say about parking.
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Goldstar Member
If worried about parking the Gallery Place metro stop is across the street
info Mar 22 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Gallery Place metro stop is across the street. Take F street exit & it's behind Rosa Mexicano.
info Mar 22 2010 star this tip starred
Layedi
Wear Comfortable shoes - there are 3 levels in this museum
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Reviews & Ratings

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55 reviews
70 stars
attended May 10 2010

We really had a great time but you need more than 2 hours to really read the material. I wasn't sure what was going on we were looking at the displays and a worker came... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

one of my daughter's has been talking about studying in the CSI field when she goes to college based on what she has seen on the TV show. My husband & I decided to take... continued

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16 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 17 2010

I really enjoyed this museum. Took my time to read and enjoy the museum, so it took me up to 4 hours to do so - well worth it. I also did the CSI Adventure (only $5)... continued

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Website

http://www.crimemuseum.org/Crime_Scene_Investigation_Experience.html

Quotes & Highlights

“[A] must see for CSI fans.” —Good Morning America
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Description

If you’ve ever pondered a day in the life of a crime scene investigator, this simulation is as close to the “real deal” as you can get. Finding yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene, you begin your investigation, gathering vital clues to determine what happened when, where, why and by whom. Learn how to solve crime through the use of forensic science technology such as ballistics, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and dental and facial reconstruction.

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  • CSI Lab *Use such forensic science techniques as toxicology and DNA testing to solve a murder that has just been committed.

  • Interactive Memory* Interactive touchscreen in a Q&A format demonstrates perception analysis to stimulate memory recall from crime scenes.

  • Body of Evidence *Visit the morgue to discover the wonders of an autopsy.

  • Personal Safety Challenge* Learn how not to be a victim of burglary, personal injury, or internet fraud with these tips from the National Safety Council.
  • * *Artifacts:

    • Crimes Without Corpses *Counterfeiting, document forgery, and art forgery are featured in this exhibit.

    • Cold Cases in America* Delve into police files of famous unsolved cases such as the Black Dahlia, the Anthrax attacks and Chandra Levy.

    • *Crime & the Media *Discover how news reporting, television, and motion pictures mirror America’s obsession with crime.

About the Ticket Supplier: National Museum of Crime & Punishment

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment provides America's most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evolution of crime and punishment in a museum environment.