National Law Enforcement Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day

Tuesday, March 3, 2020| Authored by
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Explore the world of health and fitness in law enforcement on Saturday, March 14 from 10 am to 3 pm

 WASHINGTON, DC — The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will introduce visitors of all ages to the world of health and fitness in law enforcement with a free Law Enforcement Academy. Participants are invited to see if they have what it takes to be mentally and physically prepared for the work of a law enforcement officer.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our visitors to step into the physical and mental demands of law enforcement, and it’s not as easy as it looks!” said Marcia Ferranto, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO.”We hope this Free Family Fun Day gives visitors a glimpse of an officer’s training while also providing an opportunity to take part in the many interactive and immersive exhibits the Museum has to offer.”

The Free Family Fun Day begins at 10 am on Saturday, March 14 with free admission for all visitors. Among the many special activities planned are a challenging P.A.T. obstacle course, based on the police Physical Agility Test. Visitors are invited to bring their mat or towel and participate in police yoga. Activities in the Museum’s Learning Center include an observation and memory game and recreating a crime scene out of LEGO blocks in a special detective mission.

Visitors who seek a low sensory experience will be able to enjoy quieter activities such as reading in our Book Nook or coloring in the Art Corner of our Reel to Real Theater.

Located at Judiciary Square in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, the Memorial and Museum boasts a world-class collection of artifacts and over 100 interactive elements. Hands-on exhibits such as the Web of Law Enforcement, A Day in the Life and Officers’ Stories, allow visitors to learn more about the many aspects of law enforcement, while the Training Simulator Experience (suitable for ages 12 and up), 9-1-1 Emergency Ops, Take the Case and Covert Ops allow visitors to immerse themselves in real law enforcement activities.

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About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1984. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org. The adjacent National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.


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