The National Museum of Crime and Punishment is committed to offering an experience that the whole family can enjoy. While there may be some portions of the museum you choose to avoid with your child, there are numerous exhibits and interactives that are perfect for kids! 30 interactive questions that show kids how to make the right choices when it comes to topics like: Cyberbullying, Talking to Strangers, Using the Internet, Emergencies The Pirate Life: Flip the board to learn how pirates lived Legends of the Old West: Turn the wheel to learn about famous outlaws and lawmen Crack-a-Safe: Practice and then attempt to break into a coded safe Police Line-Up: See what it is like to be on the wrong side of the law Jail Cell: Witness the uncomfortable accommodations for prisoners, and see if you can escape Driving Simulator: You don't need a driver's license to participate in this high-speed chase CSI Lab: Indulge an interest in science and learn how forensics are used to solve crimes National Safety Council: Learn how not to be a victim Green Screen Technology: Put yourself in the hot seat with John Walsh from America's Most Wanted Child ID: Free fingerprinting through Cross Match Technologies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Computer Interactives: Escape from Jail, Deactivate a Bomb, How Observant Are You?
Take the Red, Yellow or Green lines to Gallery Place/Chinatown (Arena exit).
We recommend visiting the NMCP's Restaurant Partners for a taste of the very best that downtown Washington, DC has to offer.
900 F St. NW
District ChopHouse & Brewery
509 7th St. NW (at E St.)
(Steak & Seafood)
The Cop Shop, the retail shop for the museum, sells merchandise for future crime fighters, avid CSI fans, and those in search of an unusual gift. Here, you will find a variety of crime fighting apparel, games, toys, books and more.
The Cop Shop is located within the museum at 575 7th St. and is accessible from 7th Street without paying admission to the museum. Same hours as museum.
Teachers (plus one guest) are admitted FREE of charge with proper identification.
The NMCPs curriculum for students in 5th through 12th grades is available to teachers who purchase tickets for a group of 20 or more students. The curriculum is divided into three time periods which meet the national standards for learning.