National Law Enforcement Museum Open During Federal Government Shutdown

Tuesday, January 8, 2019| Authored by
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Free admission for federal government employees with government ID plus $5 discount for visitors who present another paid Museum’s entry ticket

WASHINGTON —The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building—the nation’s only museum dedicated to exploring nearly every facet of American law enforcement — is open during the partial federal government shutdown.

The Museum will offer free admission to federal government employees who present a valid government ID. Additionally, the Museum will offer a $5 discount off its general admission price for all other visitors who present a paid admission ticket from the following Washington, DC-area museums and attractions: ARTECHOUSE, Madame Tussauds DC, Newseum and The Observation Deck. Please note, this special offer is not valid in combination with other offers or discounts.

“We recognize that this is a difficult time for many of our neighbors who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown,” said David L. Brant, executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum. “We also see this as an opportunity for people who have not had the chance to experience our new Museum to visit us with their families at a significant savings.”

The Museum is the nation’s only museum that tells the history of every facet of American law enforcement through immersive and interactive exhibits that provide a “walk in the shoes” experience.

Located in downtown Washington, DC, at the Judiciary Square metro station, the Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and convenient to many other museums and attractions in the nation’s capital. The Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm with the last visitor entry at 5 pm. On Thursdays, the Museum is open until 9 pm, allowing visitors to experience the Museum in a less-crowded atmosphere.

For more information on the National Law Enforcement Museum and a list of upcoming programs, please visit or call 202-737-3400.

For media interested in reporting on the Museum, please contact Steve Groeninger at or Robyn Small at

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About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is a three-story mostly underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum 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

Media Contact:
Steve Groeninger – National Law Enforcement Museum
(202) 737-7135

Robyn Small
(202) 737-8524

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