National Museum of Crime and Punishment

Washington, DC

3 (5 reviews)

Where are we going?

Manage attraction
Address: 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Number: 202 393 1099 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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?

Suggest an edit

How much does it cost?








Free Under

5 years.


Last Updates


I'm Hungry!


We recommend visiting the NMCP's Restaurant Partners for a taste of the very best that downtown Washington, DC has to offer.
Gordon Biersch
900 F St. NW
(American Brewery)
District ChopHouse & Brewery
509 7th St. NW (at E St.)
(Steak & Seafood)

What people are saying?

Rate & Write a Review

Your rating

Where is it at?


By Metro:
Take the Red, Yellow or Green lines to Gallery Place/Chinatown (Arena exit).

Teachers corner


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.

Can I get one of those?


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.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Washington DC

When can we go?

Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 7pm.

Review us on Trustpilot

We greatly value your feedback, please take a moment to leave us a review on Trustpilot.

Leave a Review