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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I need to plan to be there?

  • 2 to 3 hours is a good amount of time. If you love “all things crime” you could spend all day there!
  • Is there be a place to eat at the Museum?

  • We sell drinks and snacks, but we do not have an eating facility in the Museum. Fortunately, we are at the Island so there are plenty of places within walking distance to grab your last meal.
  • Exactly what age does the museum cater to?

  • All ages. The museum has mature content, but the younger audiences only see the fun things for them to do. This is a place where both you and your children will be engaged.
  • Are pets allowed?

  • Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.
  • Do you have lockers?

  • The museum has lockers that are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis.
  • General Rules:

    No flash photography, gum, food, drinks are allowed. Smoking and illegal drug use of any kind is prohibited in or around the museum. Face masks (custom, ski, etc) are not allowed. Respect museum property. Disorderly contact may lead to an arrest. Museum is under surveillance and will prosecute all illegal activities.

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  • How long will a Temporary Exhibit be available?
  • What Special Programs & Events are available?
  • Do you offer Group Rates?
  • Can I get a brochure?
  • Would you like to cite a Crime Library Article for a paper? Please credit the Crime Museum as the author, and the format commonly used for websites can be found here: The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Do you offer discount tickets? For occasional discounts, look here: Deals and Steals
  • Do you have an online retail shop?
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  • And after you visit, make sure to post your favorite pictures!

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