Elementary?  Maybe for Sherlock Holmes, but how will you fare when you try to solve a captivating, original murder mystery in the tradition of the master detective?  Solve the mystery now through January 4 at the Saint Louis Science Center!

More than a century ago, in 1886, a struggling young doctor named Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a story about a brilliant and enigmatic detective. The 26-year-old author would probably have been amazed to know that Sherlock Holmes would become one of the most inspiring and influential characters of all time.

The legendary sleuth of Baker Street, a chemistry and forensics expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of evidence that others missed to solve the most baffling mysteries imaginable. His practices and techniques changed the way police work was conducted in the real world, lighting the way to the modern forensics of today.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes brings this world to life as never before as you step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective.  You will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation. Along the way you’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.  You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself, and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities.

Hurry along!  The game’s afoot!

Visit the exhibition's official website for more information.

Exhibition text panels and video captions are available in both English and Spanish. 


  • Tickets
  • Murder Mystery
  • Educators
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsors

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes opens October 9. Tickets on sale now. On days when the Science Center closes at 4:30pm, visitors are encouraged to enter the exhibition by 3pm in order to have the full exhibition experience. 

Member Adults: $13.50
Non-member Adults: $17.50
Member Children and Seniors: $13.50 Non-member Children and Seniors: $15.50
College Students with ID:   $15.50 
Members of the Military:   $14.50

Make it a Mystery Match! Pair The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes with an OMNIMAX film and see both for just $20 for adults/seniors or $17 for children. The Mystery Match price is only available on site or by phone. 

School/Camp Group Rate: $12 per child. To make reservations, call 314.289.4424.

Can Sherlock Holmes and his fellow detectives solve a murder mystery?  Join the Saint Louis Science Center for a murder mystery dinner and find out for yourself. 

Save the date for “Murder on the Disoriented Express” and put yourself into the action as a murder occurs and the mystery unfolds on November 6.  Will you be a suspect? 

For more information click here.

Advance reservations are required. 

This is a 21 and older event.

Book a field trip to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes! Special discounts apply for school groups visiting this exhibition.

Educators: Click here to download the exhibition's official educator guide.

We would like volunteers to dress in costume to add to the exhibit. 

As a volunteer you would be assisting visitors upon entry to the Baker Street Underground Station; Teaching visitors how to use their notebooks; Assisting visitors with the ‘seek and find’ activity, Crime Scene and London Locations (1 people); Helping assist visitors as they try to solve the mystery by collecting clues to fill in their notebooks. This is a highly interactive space that requires a lot of visitor interaction.

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