“The interactive exhibits – along with countless artifacts – give you the opportunity to educate, enlighten, and involve yourself in understanding the penal system. The exhibits will also contribute to learning about avoiding predators, and ‘meeting’ some of the heroes who put their lives on the line, helping to provide you with safer neighborhoods.” – John Walsh, Host of America’s Most Wanted
Teachers are admitted free of charge with proper identification (does not apply to group bookings).
The cornerstone of the Crime Museum’s mission is to educate visitors of all ages about the history of crime in America, the vital role that law enforcement plays in controlling crime, and the impact members of the public can make by protecting themselves and contributing to the fight against crime.
The Crime Museum informs through its detailed exhibits with rare artifacts, interactive opportunities, emphasis on forensic science, and encouragement of crime-fighting involvement. A comprehensive curriculum has been developed that is geared towards students in 5th through 12th grades. Each lesson includes background information, teaching techniques, discussion questions, worksheets, and an extensive list of recommended readings.
On-site and off-site adult education activities for the public will focus on national crime and punishment issues as presented and discussed by leading crime experts, through the formats of a speakers forum, panel discussions and debates.
For more information regarding the Crime Museum Education Department and educational groups, please email or call (202) 621-5553.