20 January - 8 July 2012

A body, a break-in, mysterious fingerprints and a missing white rhino…. Can you solve the crime?

Interactive, hands-on activities introduce you to techniques including fingerprinting and DNA profiling. You’ll also be asked to examine ballistics evidence and compare footprints.

Those with a strong stomach can even have a go at forensic entomology – examining maggots from the security guard’s corpse to determine the time he died – or join in the virtual autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Whodunit? is suitable for children aged 8 and above. This exhibition includes a simulated crime scene and autopsy and may be disturbing for some visitors. Parents should use their discretion when determining the suitability of this exhibition for their children.

Sciencentre, Level 1. Admission charges apply.

Whodunit is a Scitech exhibition.

Things to see and do

  • Experience the technology behind forensic science.
  • Use paper chromatography to compare 3 suspects' pens with the ink on the ransom note.
  • Listen to the witness description and recreate an Identikit picture of the suspect.
  • Try to match glass found on each of the 3 suspects' clothing.
  • How much do you know about Deoxyribonucleic Acid? Take the DNA challenge!
  • Compare tyre tracks found at the crime scene to narrow down your suspects.

Learning resources for Whodunit?

View information and activities for both pre and post a visit to Whodunit? and find out about visiting the exhibition as a school or group.

Event Details

20 January 2012 - 08 July 2012

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