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Crime scene

A robbery at gunpoint. A body. One witness. Not enough evidence. A million questions. And you're the detective.

The Maryland Science Center's newest exhibit, "Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crimes," begins Saturday and puts the magnifying glass in your hands and lets you play detective at a fabricated crime scene.

The interactive exhibit lets you use scientific methods to solve the crime, including DNA profiling, fingerprinting, firearm identification, forensic anthropology, pathology and entomology. You collect the evidence. You analyze the data. You crack the case.

The exhibit begins Saturday and runs until Sept. 1 at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. The Science Center will present other "Whodunit?" events, including "A Whodunit? Weekend," "DNA Detective: Fingerprints and Gene Probes" and "Mystery Day with the Enoch Pratt Library."

Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for children, military personnel and seniors. Call 410-685-5225.

Memorial Day

It's a day to remember fallen heroes, friends, loved ones. Monday is Memorial Day. And the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty with ceremonies, pageantry and a medley of Civil War songs and poetry.

The 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band, color guard units from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Buffalo Soldiers Association will honor fallen soldiers and offer performances in respect. Speakers will include U.S. Reps. Robert Ehrlich, Wayne Gilchrest and former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley.

Memorial Day ceremonies at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Circle of the Immortals, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Admission is free. Call 410-666-0490.

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