ONGOING EXHIBIT

SOLVE IT! IS AN EXHIBITION ABOUT THE ART OF INVESTIGATION. UNIQUE AND TREND-SETTING AMONG THE MUSEUM’S EXHIBITS, SOLVE IT! FEATURES CHANGING SCENARIOS THAT ROTATE OVER TIME.

These scenarios define the environments in which visitors pursue answers to questions that together reveal a completed puzzle. Designed to challenge the visitor’s problem solving abilities, Solve It! highlights skills central to the processes of fact finding, analysis and theorizing, including: evidence sorting and dating, measurement, examination and comparison of objects, density calculation, decoding, and bone identification.

Upon entering, visitors watch a brief orientation video during which the specific scenario and mystery is shared. With field notes in hand, visitors begin their investigation in various areas of the environment to gather and record their data. Multiple touch screen computers provide background information on relevant topics, activity “help” and an opportunity to file a “final report.” A wrap-up area highlights real-life “job descriptions” of investigators from different fields.