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Museum Devotes Entire Day to Forensic Science
By Tourism Industry Partner
OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a little over a year ago that Science Museum Oklahoma got into crime fighting with its exhibit Whodunit: The Science of Solving Crimes. Now the museum is stepping into the fray again with an entire day devoted to forensic science on March 4.
“Oklahoma is one of the most respected states in the field of forensic science,” said Bret Mahoney, academic networking coordinator for Science Museum Oklahoma. “As others learn through that example, we look to the next generation to build on this legacy, which is why Science Museum Oklahoma wants to get kids excited about this growing industry by letting them get hands-on.”
Forensics Day takes place on March 4 and will last from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees can expect to find hands-on activities including DNA extraction, ballistics, chromatography and more. Members of Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will also be available for questions and to interact with guests. All of the activities are included with general admission.
“Forensic science is one of the most exciting fields out there,” said Chris Wilkerson, science programs coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “It is really exciting when you see the amount of people, young and old, that are interested in forensic science – and it can only continue to mean good things for a community that has strong roots in that field.”
For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.
About Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!
ALEX MATTISON | COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR | CELL 405.501.4998 | AMATTISON@SCIENCEMUSEUMOK.ORG