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CSI: The Experience

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Science Live Theater

Murder and the Mysterious Miss Squito - by Margo Stites; directed by Joseph Scrimshaw
Meet L. D. Bugg, the greatest detective the insect world has ever known, and watch as he uses forensic science to solve a pest of a case. Produced by special arrangement with the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre.

Science Buzz

Scientist on the Spot
Every month Science Buzz invites expert scientists to answer your questions about the world around you. During CSI: The Experience, we're featuring Scientists on the Spot who work in the forensic sciences—they collect and analyze evidence for legal cases. Have a question? Ask the Scientist on the Spot!

Pig Cam
One aspect of crime scene investigation is forensic entomology—the use of insects found on or near a body to help determine the time, manner, and location of death. Lots of forensic entomology studies are done using pigs, because a pig's skin, muscle/fat ratio, and other characteristics are reasonably good approximations of a human's. In death, what happens to a pig, and when, is pretty similar to what happens to a human body. Science Buzz obtained a young pig (don't worry: it died of natural causes) and we've put it in a cage, under a webcam, to watch it decompose. We'll be able to see all the changes the pig goes through as it decomposes, and how those changes can be used as a kind of clock. Warning: These images may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. View the Pig Cam

Youth & Family Programs

At the Scene of the Crime
Learn to use chromatography and chemical and microscopic analysis to solve mysteries. Visit the CSI: The Experience exhibition.
When: Sunday, October 26, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
Course Code: YNSC1026
Fee: $27; $24 Science Museum member

Archaeology Detectives
Examine the work of forensic anthropologists and pathologists, including bog bodies, ice men and mummies. Note: pictures of human remains will be shown in this class.
When: Saturday, November 1, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
Course Code: YNARD1101
Fee: $27; $24 Science Museum member

Family Workshop: Crime Scene Investigation
Work together as a family to gather clues, examine the evidence, and solve a mystery in this look at the work of forensic scientists. Visit the CSI: The Experience exhibition.
When: Sunday, November 23, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 10-13 with an adult
Course Code: YFCIN1123
Fee: $42 per adult/child pair; $36 per adult/child Science Museum member pair

Biology Detectives
We'll study biologists from Darwin to Stephen Jay Gould and beyond and do cool hands-on activities.
When: Saturday, December 13, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
Course Code: YNBDE1213
Fee: $27; $24 Science Museum member

At the Scene of the Crime
Learn to use chromatography and chemical and microscopic analysis to solve mysteries. Visit the CSI: The Experience exhibition.
When: Sunday, December 14, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
Course Code: YNSC1214
Fee: $27; $24 Science Museum member

Junior Detective
You too can be like "Harriet the Spy." Make disguises, do fingerprinting, and look at evidence under the microscope.
When: Saturday, December 20, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 6-8
Course Code: YXJRD1220
Fee: $27; $24 Science Museum member