Discover your inner sleuth when you explore the science that solves crimes. Apply your own wound, pose for a mugshot, create blood spatter artwork, gather evidence from crime scenes, learn the intricate art of an autopsy from the staff at the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s office, and more!
Labs, lectures and programming at this Social Science will include:
We’ve Got a Bleeder!
Create your own wound using a variety of makeup and special effects including fake blood and rotting skin.
Blood Spatter Art
Create a crime scene masterpiece using fake blood and a unique spatter technique.
Iron your prison stripes and make sure you get your best side when you take your own mugshot photo.
Solve the Case
A serial killer is on the loose! Can you solve the case with the evidence provided? Visit various crime scenes around the museum to gather the clues needed to solve the crime.
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.
Drunk Goggle Racing
Don a pair of impairment goggles and take to the slalom course on a Plasma Car. Do your best to navigate the course without causing an accident.
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series that features science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, and beer, wine, and sweet and savory bites from Whole Foods Market Reno.