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September 29, 2006 For immediate release

Autopsy of a Murder A crime has been committed: it’s your job to investigate!

Ottawa - Autopsy of a Murder, an innovative exhibition about forensic science, opens at the Canada Science and Technology Museum on Friday September 29, 2006 and runs until September 3, 2007.

This interactive exhibition featuring three locations: the crime scene, an autopsy room, and an archive, as well as five re-created laboratories; shows visitors how forensic science helps solve crime.

Visitors are invited to become investigators and are challenged to solve a fictional murder using ballistics, genetics, voice analysis, fibre analysis and chemistry-toxicology. Also included is an interactive ballistics game designed with cutting-edge technology and processes that gives visitors a glimpse of firearm identification.

Autopsy of a Murder will be particularly appealing to families with older children 10 and up. In fact, Quebec youth novelist Chrystine Brouillet, wrote the murder-mystery scenario specifically for a youth audience.

The exhibition was produced by the Montreal Science Centre, in collaboration with the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City and the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, as part of an innovative three-way collaboration. The Montréal Science Centre worked with specialists from the Laboratoire des sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale du Québec, the Sûreté du Québec, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to develop the exhibition.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) has been a leader in experiential learning since 1967, engaging Canadians in their exploration of Canada’s transformations through exhibitions, programs and demonstrations.

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6; $3 for children (ages 4-14); $5 for students and seniors; $14 for a family (2 adults and 3 children); children under 4 are free.

General information: Call 613 991-3044.
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