Does a chance to win $25,000.00 and an opportunity to act like a detective to solve a crime case peak your interest? If so, you're in luck, thanks to the National Law Enforcement Museum. I only recently found out about the National Law Enforcement Museum myself, and last week I had the opportunity to experience the museum first hand to preview the launch of their new Crimes (Un)Cased interactive experience, The Queen of Diamonds.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is the nation's only museum dedicated to the history of American law enforcement. It opened almost one year ago in October 2018 and is located next to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judiciary Square. The 57,000 sq ft museum is mostly interactive and boasts a collection of more than 20,000 objects and artifacts related to law enforcement. It is filled with the history of law enforcement, a 9-1-1 Emergency Ops Dispatch Experience, a Decision-making Training Simulator, immersive forensics and evidence gathering interactives (including a display on the DC Sniper), actual prison cells from the Lorton Reformatory, and more.
Most recently, The National Law Enforcement Museum unveiled their all new Crimes (Un)Cased experience labeled The Queen of Diamonds, which is included in admission. In The Queen of Diamonds, museums goers have the opportunity to put their crime-solving skills to test to solve the case of a notorious criminal (The Queen of Diamonds) whose anonymous crew can only be identified by solving a series of puzzles and riddles all using clues from the museum. At the preview last week I got to take a shot at solving the case and it was so much fun! I felt like a modern day Nancy Drew following clues and solving riddles in an attempt to name the Queen of Diamonds & crew. I loved that the experience really drew me into the museum and fully immersed me into all the artifacts, interactive displays, and history of law enforcement!
The coolest part of The Queen of Diamonds - other than completing the case! - is what you can potentially win! If you successfully complete the case and identify all five members of The Queen of Diamonds gang, you will be entered into a drawing to win $25,000.00! YES! You read that correctly! If you love true crime shows like I do, then get over to the National Law Enforcement Museum and make Olivia Benson proud! A visit to the museum to participate in Crimes (Un)Cased would be perfect for a group of friends, a fun and different date night, a team building with coworkers, or an afternoon with your family!
For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum and admissions/hours, visit https://lawenforcementmuseum.org.
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