Picture yourself in Victorian London while Scotland Yard is stumped by a horrendous crime. To solve it, they need a famous detective and your assistance.

You can bring this fanciful daydream to life at the Gulf Coast Exploreum (65 Government St.) through Sept. 5 with the exhibit “Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery.” Visitors are transported back to the sights, sounds and smells of eight locations to test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning.

After surveying evidence, visitors enter a study and consult a live actor portraying a character from the story. Those with acute deductive powers may need manacles as well.

This exhibit joins a pair of new IMAX films — “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs” and “Great White Shark” — to make for a great summer outing at the Exploreum.

Exploreum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission ranges $12 to $5 for exhibits, $8.75 to $5 for an IMAX showing and $16 to $8 for both. Member pricing is reduced.

For more information call 251-208-6893 or visit exploreum.com.


MMoA “Reverberations” series continues June 30
The first installment in a series of programs inspired by Janet Cardiff’s “40-Part Motet” was met with acclaim by a full house in the Larkins auditorium at Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive). A panel of local writers and poets read work spurred by the sound installation on the museum’s second floor.

The second segment takes place Thursday, June 30, when Director of Percussion Studies at the University of South Alabama Dr. Luis Rivera brings students and faculty to perform. Things convene at 6:30 p.m. in the west gallery amid Cardiff’s piece, then move to the atrium where USA personnel will execute works by seminal composers who employ relationships with sound and physical space.

Admission to Cardiff’s work is $5 while the atrium event is free. Beer and wine will be available in the atrium by donation.

For more information call Elizabet Elliott at 251-208-5200 or visit mobilemuseumofart.com.


Jazz camp starts mid-July
The Marcus Johnson Jazz Camp, named in honor of the founder and leader of Bay City Brass Band, will be held July 18-29 at the History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal St.).

The camp will meet weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day. Students must provide their own instrument.

On Wednesday, July 20, campers will take a field trip to Musicians Village in New Orleans, Louisiana. Departure from Mobile is 7:30 a.m.

Hosea London is the camp’s chief clinician with Dave Robinson of Washington, D.C., serving as guest clinician.

The camp will conclude with a recital in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library (701 Government St.) Friday, July 29, at 6 p.m.

Applications and more information can be found at gcehjazzfest.com.