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Uncover the Forensic Science Behind Wisconsin’s “Hidden” Criminal Cases at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Science on Tap

Science on Tap lectures are $10 or $5 for Museum members.

By - Oct 25th, 2016 12:42 pm

Milwaukee—We’re uncovering the dark, seedy side of Wisconsin’s criminal element at our November Science on Tap, where science and culture intersect over cocktails!

We see forensic scientists collect and analyze evidence to put away the bad guy on TV and in the movies every day. Join us on Thursday, November 10 when Diana Johnson, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Forensic Science Department at Marian University in Fond du Lac, tells us what real-life forensic science investigations look like.

Diana will divulge the methods used by forensic scientists to help solve some of our state’s lesser known criminal cases, like the story of the husband who dismembered his wife on their honeymoon.

Science on Tap lectures are $10 or $5 for Museum members. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with light hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. For more information, on our November 10 event, go to

About the Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rain forest and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium. The museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts nearly half a million visitors each year.

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.

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