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CSI: The Experience FAQs

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1. What is CSI: The Experience?

CSI: The Experience is an interactive exhibit providing visitors with a hands-on, exploratory, multi-sensory experience in the world of crime scene investigation. It is designed to educate the public about forensic processes, procedures and technologies. At the exhibit, visitors will investigate a “real” crime scene and interact via video with favorite characters from the hit television show as well as real-life forensic experts.

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5. Are the exhibit scenes and videos unique?

Yes, our exhibit features never-before-seen footage of your favorite CSI characters as well as footage from real-life crime scene investigators and forensic analysts. By combining the show’s education and entertainment with real-life expert teaching, we provide an engaging format for learning the processes of investigative forensic technology.

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7. What will visitors do as they walk through the exhibit?

Upon entering, you will be briefed via video and then directed to one of three staged crime scenes. Once on the scene, you will use your investigator’s notebook to examine the evidence and determine what you believe to be the important clues. After you complete your crime scene investigation, you will compare your clues with those of a real crime scene investigators and determine which clues need further analysis.

Then, you will proceed to the labs to investigate your findings. You will also visit the medical examiner for your autopsy report and note the important medical evidence. CSI characters and real-life experts are “working” via video in our virtual labs to explain tire track comparison, blood spatter analysis, firearms technology comparison, and much more; use the data they provide to help you examine your specific crime scene clues in the lab. You may be asked to compare tire tracks, pollen fibers, DNA, or shell casings. Finally, you will submit your report and conclusions at the end of your investigation and learn whether you have correctly solved the case.

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9. Which kind of analyzing and testing I could do?

Investigation: A House Collided
“A House Collided” investigators will compare fingerprints of the victim to the evidence, examine blood spatter patterns, observe the shoes of the victim and tracks found in the room, compare fibers on the victim’s clothes with fibers in the room, analyze the victim’s blood-alcohol level, compare DNA of the victim with evidence and eventually discover the cause of death.

Investigation: Who Got Served?
For “Who Got Served?” the investigation will include reviewing evidence within a cell phone, examining the contents of the handbag, inspecting the purse and headshot for fingerprints, establishing the time of death, reviewing DNA samples, testing powder from the handbag at the scene, and discovering the cause of death.

Investigation: No Bones About It!
Sleuths working on “No Bones About It!” will analyze the bullet from the found skull, analyze hairs found with the body, examine a seed found in a the pocket of a coat, study a DNA sample from a tooth, test the DNA of an animal’s hair, examine a femur bone to establish the height of the victim, compare dental records to the victim and discover the cause of death.

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11. To whom do I report?

At the end of the exhibit, present your findings in a recreation of the office of Gil Grissom—the enigmatic CSI head investigator. You will answer a series of multiple choice questions, based on your scientific findings, on touch screens located in this area. After completing these questions, a case summary is generated and you’ll match your results to those of expert crime scene investigators! At the very end, you enter your data and you will receive your personal CSI: Diploma.

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12. Is there an audio tour?

CSI: The Experience is unlike most typical museum tours. The multimedia is an integral part of the exhibit and will be used by each participant as they proceed through the learning environment. You will access the media at each station, rather than carry a guided museum audio commentary with you.

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“…The exhibit features cutting-edge technology straight from the crime lab, challenging visitors to form their own hypotheses in order to solve a crime.”Boston Museum of Science Anticipates CSI: The Experience

“The show CSI has inspired its millions of fans to become interested in forensic science. We think the show’s connection to the exhibit will help draw many people into a high quality science learning experience.”Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

The latest chapter in the “CSI” story heads to the museum to teach adults — and older kids — about the wonders of forensic science.“Variety TV” Get ready for “CSI: Chicago.”

Show creator Anthony Zuiker tells BuddyTV: “I wanted people to feel like they took the next step from television. If TV can provide an educational medium, then we’ve done something special.”Show Creator Talks About the ‘CSI’ Experience


All videos property of CBS Broadcasting Inc., and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (c) 2007. Video footage may not be broadcast or shared, in whole or in part, without express permission from all parties.  This project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to the Fourth Worth Museum of Science and History. Other partners include the American Academy of Forensic Science, CBS and Rice University Center for Technology in Teach and Learning. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 TM CBS (c) 2000 – 2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. and Entertainment AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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