San Mateo Crime Lab Open House

The County of San Mateo is hosting their annual Open House Crime Lab Tour — a Free event for interested scientists and sleuths.

Please see the PDF for more info, and feel free to forward the notice.

This is a terrific, very well-run outreach event hosted by the County of San Mateo (*please note, Santa Clara County does not run one of these at this time – their crime labs are closed to the public).

The actual tour takes about 1 hour; you’d want to plan on leaving MH right after school and allow 1 to 1.25 hours for Silicon Valley commute. Free parking at the Tower Road County Building.

Several of the activities on the tour apply toward various badges/journeys. Some of the tour activities in prior years have included DNA field testing (using a strawberry!), how to take finger prints, and analyzing a sample crime scene. Lots of fun for young detectives!

Interested Den leaders, please call ahead of time to advise that a Scout den is planning on attending so they can plan for numbers + age groups. The staff is wonderful with kids, and will tailor their tour discussion based on your troop’s age range.

Open House at the Crime Lab/Coroner’s Office; 50 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA. Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For further questions, contact 650-312-5306.

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