Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Crack the Mummy Case


Science Café: Mystery of the Mummy could be the title of one of the better Scooby-Doo episodes. But instead of involving a cartoon dog and the interference of some meddling kids, this presentation is a real-life detective story that relies upon scientific principles to crack the case of the Child Mummy that’s currently on display at the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue). Who was he? What was his life like? How did he die? Working together, a team of geneticists, radiologists, anthropologists and dentists shared knowledge and expertise to uncover a surprising amount of information about the li’l fella. It sounds amazing, but it’s all in a day’s work for science. Tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Science Center’s Center Stage, the team members discuss what they know and how they know it -- and none of them will remove a cheap rubber mask and reveal that they are, in fact, the killer. Tickets for Science Café are $22.25 (visit or call 314-289-4424 to purchase), and that price includes one beverage and light refreshments.
Thu., May 17