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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into our Nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science,
and crime scene investigation (CSI) through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experiences.

General Facts and Contact Information

  • 28,000 square feet — over three floors
  • Location: 575 7th Street NW; by Verizon Center, National Portrait Gallery
  • Metro: Gallery Pl/Chinatown; 7th & F Street, Arena Exit
  • Phone Number: (202) 393-1099

Hours of operation

  • August 25-March 15
    Sun-Thurs: 10:00am–7:00 pm
    Fri-Sat: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • March 16-August 24
    Mon-Thurs: 9:00am–7:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 9:00am–8:00pm
    Sun: 10:00am–7:00pm

Tickets and Pricing

Tickets are available for sale online at Online shopping is also available for “The Cop Shop,” located on the first floor of the museum.

  • Adults (12-59)
    $21.95 + tax
  • Seniors (60+), US Military (w/valid ID), Retired US Military, US Law Enforcement (w/valid ID), Retired US Law Enforcement
    $19.95 + tax
  • Children (5-11)
    $14.95 + tax
  • Children (Under 5)
  • Handheld Audio Tour Devices
  • Top Detective Scavenger Hunts

Group Rates and Discounts

Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. To book your group, email

Education and school programs discount pricing are also available.

Event Space

The museum is available for private parties. To book your event or private party, email


  • CSI Lab: Enter a crime scene and interact to solve the case in a real crime scene lab
  • High Speed Police Driving Simulator: Drive in a police academy training pursuit
  • Authentic Artifacts: Electric chair, gas chamber, prison art, and jail cells
  • Notorious Criminals: Legendary pirates, the mob, Wild West outlaws, and serial killers
  • Counterfeit Crimes: Are you part of the Black Market? New interactive
    Gallery, opened June 2014
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