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May 1st Science Museum Oklahoma Becomes a Hands-On Crime Lab to Celebrate Opening of Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition and The Worst Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience

April 26, 2021
Children looking at a skull in a case at Sherlock Holmes - The Exhibition

Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition and The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience have traveled the country and landed in Oklahoma City, for a limited time, from May 1- September 6.

On Saturday, May 1, Science Museum Oklahoma is celebrating the unveiling of not just one, but two, blockbuster exhibits! Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition and The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience have traveled the country and landed in Oklahoma City, for a limited time, from May 1- September 6.

The museum is kicking off this special engagement with a day filled with special activities sure to bring out the great detective in anyone. Partnering with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Oklahoma Blood Institute, University of Central Oklahoma’s Student Academy of Forensic Science and OU Health Science Center has allowed the museum to bring together local scientists who will guide guests through hands-on experiments as they celebrate the field of forensic science. Whether it’s using microscopes to analyze mysterious substances, extract DNA, investigate a mock crime scene and even simulate blood typing, guests will have the materials and expert advice they need to conduct their own investigations. The next Sherlock Holmes could easily be among us! Activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free with general admission.

Once guests have completed their forensics training, they’re ready to take on the mental challenge of Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition or test their limits in The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience.

Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition

Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.

Museum guests will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most mysterious crimes. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice today. Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation – and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience

Learning to survive has never been this fun! Guests can put their skills to the test as they learn different ways to handle challenging situations. The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience is a full-body physical and mind-on exhibition providing the essential instructions for everything people need to know when encountering the unexpected. As they tackle unlikely—but POSSIBLE!—real-life scenarios, guests will find countless moments of excitement and laughter along the way.

In addition to the physical aspects of the exhibition, guests will learn about the science behind the seven steps of survival and learn the stories of real-life heroes and survivors. After leaving The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience guests will know the three key aspects of survival in any situation: Be prepared. Don’t panic. Have a plan.

Tickets are on sale now. Due to limited capacity, advance tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at ScienceMuseumOK.org or by calling (405)602-3760.

Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition must be purchased in addition to general admission. Tickets are $9.95 for adults; $7.95 for children and seniors. Museum members may purchase tickets for a discounted rate of $7.95 for adults; $5.95 for children and seniors.  General admission to Science Museum Oklahoma is $16.95 for adults; $13.95 for children and seniors.

The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience has limited capacity and due to high demand will fill quickly. A ticket for Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition also holds your place in this exhibit!