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Mystery at the Museum: Bioluminescence, grades 5-8


Grades 5-8


Offered: Monday- Friday 

February 26, 2018–May 25, 2018


A Field Trip Adventure includes a facilitated program, exhibit exploration, and a lunch break. Details regarding times and locations can be found in a customized itinerary included in your confirmation email. 

All Adventures run between 10:00am-1:30pm 

Up to 9 Adventures can be booked for your group each day. Please note if multiple adventures are booked, the facilitated program may not run at the same time for each itinerary in order to maximize the number of students able to participate. Ask our Guest Services concierges for more details.


$8/student (includes Museum admission), 1 free adult/10 students, $8/additional adult

Scholarships may be available! Ask your Guest Services concierge when you call.


Group size per session: Minimum 15 students, 1 adult required; maximum 32 students, 4 adults


In this immersive experience, students will put their teamwork and logic to the test to solve the mysterious poisoning of a museum scientist. Through a series of clues, students will solve this thought-provoking puzzle by investigating various species of plants and animals, including some that bioluminescence and others that fluoresce. Also, explore the museum using your detective skills in an interactive museum experience that sends you in search of clues and challenges in order to uncover museum mysteries.

A Spanish speaking bilingual educator may be available upon request. The museum can also provide Spanish program materials for students and chaperones. 


Call 303.370.6000, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make your reservation.


Payment in full is due 30 days before your program. If you book less than 30 days before the program, payment in full is due at the time of your reservation. Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance. The Museum will send an e-mail with a payment reminder 45 days before the program. Upon payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to you along with details for your program.



  • Science Practices- Asking questions. Developing and using models. Planning and carrying out investigations. Constructing explanations. Engaging in argument from evidence. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.
  • Crosscutting Concepts- Patterns. Cause and effect. Mechanism and explanation. Scale, proportion, and quantity. Structure and function. Stability and change.
  • Core Ideas- LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits LS4
  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity ESS3: Earth and Human Activity ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science and Society.
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