Discover your inner sleuth when you explore the science that solves crimes. Apply your own wound, create blood spatter artwork, see what it’s like to be buried alive, gather evidence from crime scenes, test your crime committing knowledge in a trivia challenge, and much more!
Labs, lectures and experiences at this Social Science will include:
In this lecture, explore topics like time of death, postmortem changes, patterns of injury, and a step-by-step presentation of the autopsy process from Dr. Laura Knight, Washoe County Chief Medical Examiner & Coroner.
Immerse yourself in the life of a detective and solve the crime of the century through hands-on science and win a prize for solving the mystery.
Blood Spatter Art
Join criminalist Jason Olson from the Carson City’s Sheriff’s Office to explore the fascinating world of forensics when you create a custom piece of blood spatter art work.
We’ve Got a Bleeder!
Create your own wound using a variety of makeup and special effects including fake blood and rotting skin.
Life Without Parole
You did the crime, now do the time. There are few luxuries that prison offers, but here’s one. Get a coupon upon entry into the event good for one prison cake at The Discovery’s commissary.
Haunted House of the Dead
Play the odds and take a walk through The Discovery’s True Crime haunted house. Good luck making it out alive!
Get a feel of what its like to be buried alive. Don’t forget to take a selfie to remember the occasion.
True Crime Trivia
Not all crimes are created equal. Get with a team and test your crime committing knowledge. Winning teams receive a prize!
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series featuring science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, libations, and sweet and savory bites. Each event offers an opportunity to explore a unique theme and the entire museum!
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.