Las Vegas Natural History Museum to Transform into a Pleistocene Crime Scene on March 18

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is set to transform into a Pleistocene crime scene from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, featuring hands-on, family-friendly activities encouraging guests to take part in solving the murder of a Columbian mammoth. Museum guests will become detectives as they investigate the Ice Age crime scene, analyze evidence, eliminate suspects and uncover who was behind the attack.

 

A crime scene located in the International Wildlife Gallery complete with tape outlines, footprints, police line tape and other essential crime scene paraphernalia, will kick off the investigation as guests make their way to four stations throughout the Museum in a hunt to gather evidence, eliminate suspects and identify the culprit. Each station will offer a variety of clue-related activities that will aid in solving the case such as print analysis, teeth analysis, geographic location analysis and prehistoric timeline analysis.

 

Museum admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors (ages 55+), and military; and $5 for children ages 3-11. Children 2 and under, and Las Vegas Natural History Museum members are free. Regular Museum hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily.

 

ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. A Smithsonian Affiliate since 2002 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 2013, the Museum was also declared a federal repository in 2015 allowing all archeological and paleontological finds in southern Nevada to be housed at the Museum. Please visit www.lvnhm.org <http://www.lvnhm.org>  or call (702) 384–(DINO) 3466 for additional information.

 

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