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National Museum of Crime & Punishment
575 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 378 members
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Red Velvet 121 events 61 reviews

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 by and told us we only had 40 minutes left. The museum is open until 9 and...continued

reviewed May 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Anne Hull Yañez
3 events 2 reviews

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 her to the musuem to the CSI Experience so she could get a better idea on what...continued

reviewed Mar 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Layedi
21 events 16 reviews

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) which is a little booklet with puzzles to figure out throughout the museum. I...continued

reviewed Mar 17 2010 report as inappropriate
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“[A] must see for CSI fans.” —Good Morning America
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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.



  • 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.

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