Comic-Con Museum@Home Celebrates Sherlock Holmes Day!

Sherlock Holmes Day at Comic-Con Museum

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Comic-Con Museum@Home Celebrates Sherlock Holmes Day!

The game is afoot (at home)! In honor of Sherlock Holmes Day and creator Arthur Conan Doyle’s 161st birthday, Comic-Con Museum@Home is here to teach you about the science of Sherlock. Learn how to catch your nemesis Moriarty with fingerprints, and send secret messages to Dr. Watson with invisible ink, plus the world premiere of our new video series Pop Culture Science, created in conjunction with the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park!

Pop Culture Science: Forensic Science

The Comic-Con Museum and the Fleet Science Center are excited to introduce Pop Culture Science. This new event series explores the science behind everything we love about pop culture, from films, TV shows, comics, books, toys, to fandom and more.

While we can’t host any live events right now, we still want to share the fun of pop culture and science, and all the nerdiness that comes with it.

Click here or on the above title to watch our first Pop Culture Science video on Forensic Science as we celebrate Sherlock Holmes Day. The Fleet Science Center’s Andrea Decker interviews local forensic scientists Roxanne and Toniann to explore where TV shows like CSI and Bones got it right and where Hollywood has taken some creative license. Find out what really goes on at a crime scene and in a crime lab and what it takes to find out “Whodunnit!”

In addition, we have two fun @Home activities for the detective in all of us, with special downloadable activity sheets

Learn to Dust for Fingerprints @Home!

Collect clues like a real detective! Each person has unique fingerprints that are different from everyone else’s … but many fingerprints have designs in common like swirls or loops. Download this PDF and test around your house and see if you can identify which fingerprints belong to who, and what they’ve been touching!

Make Your Own Invisible Ink @Home!

Find and make secret messages like a real detective! Detectives AND villains often leave clues that they don’t want anyone reading. Download this PDF and find out how, with simple household items, you, too, can make and read secret messages and codes written in invisible ink at home in five easy steps.

Also check out our special Sherlock Holmes-themed Museum@Home Fun Book #5. Click here to download! And scroll down to access our other four Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Books!