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About CSI: The Experience Las Vegas

It’s All About The Science-Las Vegas Learning Exhibit

CSI: The Experience immerses guests in hands-on science while leading them through the challenge of solving a crime mystery. The hands-on Las Vegas learning exhibit brings to life fundamental scientific principles, numerous scientific disciplines, and the most advanced technology and techniques used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists. Through hands-on activities featuring real equipment and multimedia presentations, guests will sample the following science fields and understand the significance of each in cracking crimes.

Visitors will use the process of scientific inquiry to:

  • Identify evidence at the crime scene and determine which clues need more detailed analyses.
  • Analyze evidence in a multidisciplinary crime lab with the help of forensic specialists.
  • Formulate a hypothesis about the crime based on their analyses.
  • Validate and communicate the results of their investigation based on the scientific evidence.

Guests will use Scientific Inquiry in the Following Fields:

  • DNA identification: understanding the fundamental applications of genetic biology and discoveries in DNA profiling that have greatly advanced forensic science;
  • Toxicology: identifying the presence of drugs or poisons in body tissues, fluids and organs;
  • Forensic anthropology: examining skeletal remains for forensic purposes;
  • Forensic entomology: studying the presence of insects and or insect eggs in dead bodies to help determine the time or location of the death;
  • Forensic pathology: looking for trauma or anomalies in the body’s systems that explain sickness or death;
  • Forensic art: using an understanding of anatomy and physiology to create images;
  • Firearm and toolmark identification: understanding the basic physics behind ballistics, and using observation skills to match patterns;
  • Information technology: understanding the use of national databases, cell phones, cameras, e-mails and other digital technologies to track and investigate crimes.
  • Latent prints: using chemistry to reveal fingerprints or handprints that are not visible to the naked eye.
  • Blood spatter analysis: studying blood patterns to determine movement, speed, direction, location, which all to help identify what took place at the crime scene.

These Tools and technologies are in the exhibit:

  • Video monitors with scenes from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and real-life scientists talking about their areas of expertise
  • Microscopes
  • Magnifiers
  • Computer databases
  • Tablets with touch-screen technology
  • Cell phone seizure kit
  • Chemistry equipment, reagents
  • DNA instrument systems
  • Ballistics identification systems and bullet trap

Preview the Las Vegas Exhibit

The Briefing Room

Crime Scene 1 – A House collided

Crime Scene 2 – Who got served?

Crime Scene 3 – No bones about it

Lab 2 & Authopsy

Report to Grissom

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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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