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Pleistocene Crime Scene


The body of a Columbian mammoth has been found and investigators are on the case, but they need your help! The suspects are being rounded up and evidence is being gathered to help you solve the crime. On March 18, the Museum becomes a Pleistocene crime scene and you have to close the case. Participants in this exciting event will enjoy activities throughout the Museum that aim to eliminate suspects and catch the culprit. Plus, learn about forensic anthropology from our special guests from the UNLV Anthropology Department.

Activities begin at 10:00am and will conclude at 3:00pm.

Activities include:
Footprint analysis
Teeth examination
Prehistoric timeline identification
Geographic location comparison

The Museum will also host an exclusive Critter Connection on some "living fossils" that call the Museum's Marine Life Gallery home.

Scheduled times are:

Paleontology faculty and students will be in the Richard A. Ditton Learning Lab starting at 10am. See real fossils being cleaned, investigated, and prepared in the Learning Lab, plus ask questions and witness some pretty amazing discoveries.

Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11. Children 2 and under and Las Vegas Natural History Museum members are free.

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