History of Crime and Punishment
Where else can you explore the history of crime and punishment, experience driving and shooting simulators, and learn the real CSI procedures? At the National Museum of Crime & Punishment you explore all this and more.
Described by Good Morning America as a "must see for CSI fans," the National Museum of Crime & Punishment includes a crime lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted. A simulated FBI shooting range, high-speed police-chase, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts pertaining to America's favorite subject fill the 3-floor, 25,000 square foot museum.
From medieval knights and greed-driven pirates to today’s white collar criminals, discover the cast of characters in America’s history of crime. Test your Wild West shooting skills, crack a safe, and try to hack into a computer.
Discover the everyday heroes of law enforcement and the training, equipment and technology they use to keep our world as safe as possible. Experience the exhilaration of high-speed police chase simulators and an FBI shooting range.
Find yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene with fresh evidence. Begin your investigation, using such forensic science techniques as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA testing to solve the crime. Learn about famous cold cases and crime in the media.
Walk onto the actual television set of America's Most Wanted with host John Walsh and see how community involvement in fighting crime has led to dramatic results, with more than 1,000 fugitives captured. Free child safety initiatives for patrons include a fingerprint station.
As one of D.C.'s most arresting and sought-after attractions, the NMCP offers a uniquely entertaining backdrop for your private event. Guests have exclusive access to the museum after-hours, with only one event taking place each evening. The facility is available for rental seven days per week, and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner. More than 500 guests can be hosted for a standing reception throughout the museum in an environment that surrounds your guests with the fascinating history of crime, authentic artifacts, and interactive exhibits. Please vsit our website for more information.
Allow two hours to tour the Museum. If you love TruTV, you might want to schedule a longer visit.