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When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment | Arts & Culture

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When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment
When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

As the winter weather season begins in the DC Metro area, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment kicks off their Snowbird Special for the chilly months.  Anytime that the District of Columbia is under a Winter Weather Advisory or Warming issued by the National Weather Service, the museum will offer $10.00 admission to anyone who states “I’m a Snowbird” at the admissions desk. 

Admission to the museum offers guests access to interact with a realistic forensics lab, create ID cards and fingerprints, and use a lie detector test. Visitors will also experience first-hand the skills necessary to fight crime through such interactive components as a simulated FBI shooting range and high-speed police chase simulators. The National Museum of Crime & Punishment provides America’s most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evolution of crime and punishment throughout history dating as far back as Europe’s Middle Ages. By presenting the concept of crime and punishment through the eyes of both the criminal and the crime fighter, NMCP presents both the fascinations and the horrors of this harsh everyday reality, like never before.

The Snowbird reduced admission rate will take effect throughout Winter 2010/2011 on any day where DC Public Schools close early or completely and/or when the National Weather Service issues a Winter Weather Advisory or Warning for Washington, D.C. The museum is rarely closed for winter weather; call 202-621-5550 or (202) 870-2343 to verify daily hours.

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is located at 575 7th Street NW (between E and F Streets), Washington, D.C., at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit). More information can be found on the National Museum of Crime & Punishment's website.