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StanleyMuseumAs part of our commitment to education, the Crime Museum is happy to welcome your school’s Flat Stanley!

If you would like your Flat Stanley to visit the Crime Museum in Washington, DC, send Stanley along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope AND email address (so we can send you pictures of Flat Stanley!) to:

Attn: Guest Services
Crime Museum
575 7th St, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Please allow 10 full days to receive a response. Be aware that all images captured by the museum are considered museum property for use as needed.

About Flat Stanley
The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child, student or classroom with other children or classrooms participating in the Project by sending out “flat” visitors, created by the children, through the mail (or digitally, with The Flat Stanley app). Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character’s journey and adventures. Although similar to a pen-pal activity, Flat Stanley is actually much more enriching-students don’t have to wonder where to begin or what to write about. The sender and the recipient already have a mutual friend, Flat Stanley. Writing and learning becomes easier, flows naturally, and tends to be more creative. This is what teachers call an “authentic” literacy project, in that kids are inspired to write of their own passion and excitement about the project, and given the freedom to write about many things through the rubric of the Flat Stanley character.