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The Fleet Science Center presents Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

An immersive and interactive murder-mystery exhibition that asks visitors to look for clues, use deductive reasoning and solve a crime.

January 23, 2017

San Diego--A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London's most celebrated detective needs your help to find out "whodunit"! Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery opens Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Fleet Science Center.

This immersive, entertaining and clever murder-mystery will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You will need your thinking cap to solve this baffling thriller.

What is the Clocktower Mystery? It's a crime to solve and an exhibition to experience. The Mystery is presented in eight chapters, each representing a different location. Detective Guides will be handed out to all who enter the exhibition. The guide contains a map and space to record clues and suspects.

As visitors enter the exhibition, they find themselves transported back in time. The sights, sounds and smells of turn-of-the-century London greet them at every turn. The first locale is the clocktower, where a murder has taken place. The other seven sets that comprise the exhibition range from the clocktower to a seamy dock-side garret. While walking through the scenes, visitors are given clues to the mystery surrounding the murder. Carefully placed as physical evidence among the many period objects in the rooms, these clues are found in- handwritten police reports, overheard soundtracks of interviews, printed summaries of the events and even tell-tale odors. Each scene is laden both with critical clues and red herrings.

Once visitors feel that they have the name of the murderer or have reached the final chapter, they find themselves at the door that leads to a study. In the study, there is an interactive consultation with one of the characters of the story, played by a live actor. Visitors are questioned about their conclusions, and the mystery is solved in a dramatic finale!

The exhibition experience is ideal as a family outing, school tour or group entertainment. Plan to immerse yourself in the exhibition for about an hour.

Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery will be open from Saturday, February 11, through Sunday, June 4, 2017, in the upstairs gallery at the Fleet Science Center.

For more information on Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, visit the Fleet Science Center website here: http://www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/sherlock-holmes-clocktower-mystery

Images of Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery are available here: http://www.fleetscience.org/press-room/images/exhibitions

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To schedule a media preview of Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, please contact Fleet Science Center Public Relations Manager Nathan Young at 619-685-5743 or nyoung@rhfleet.org.

Interviews can be scheduled with the Fleet's CEO, Dr. Steve Snyder, and representatives from the Fleet's exhibition team.

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You're invited to the VIP/Media Preview Party!

Members of the media are invited to join us for our VIP/Media Preview Party for Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will also serve as the VIP/Media Preview Party for another upcoming exhibition at the Fleet, So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion.

If you and a guest would like to attend, please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below. Please RSVP by February 3. Space is limited.



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.