New exhibit at Wonderworks

forensic science

Forensic Science exhibit/photo by Matt Williams

Loop, arch or whorl: do you know your fingerprint?

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—WonderWorks is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest forensic science exhibit. This interactive exhibit will allow guests to experience the real work of a forensic scientist in the following three areas: fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstruction and facial recognition. WonderWorks prides itself on providing interactive fun with a large focus on science education.

“We have never been more excited about an exhibit,” said WonderWorks’ Chief Operating Officer Janine Vaccarello. “The new forensic science section of WonderWorks will be in addition to the variety of other science related exhibits that we already offer. We are working to keep bringing in more and more unique and exciting science related interactives for families, schools and visitors to enjoy.”

Forensic science has grown in popularity in both the entertainment industry and in all levels of the education system. The nearby body farm at the University of Tennessee has sparked further interest for local residents.

Dr. Dawnie Steadman, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, spoke on her enthusiasm for the exhibit. “The key to forensic science is practical experience and we are thrilled to have WonderWorks encouraging their guests to take an interest with this new exhibit,” Steadman said. “It will provide burgeoning forensic scientists of all ages the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience to make the intricate aspects of forensic science more accessible.”


Forensic Science exhibit/photo by Matt Williams

The exhibit was made possible by working with experts and professionals from the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children, The National Museum of Crime & Punishment, 3DSystems, and FaceCheck. With its latest forensic science addition, WonderWorks aims to continue providing quality activities while educating families and students alike.


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