CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
GET A CLUE. SOLVE THE CRIME.
Opening May 25, 2013
Imagine entering a crime scene and being the one responsible for noticing and collecting every trace of evidence. The pressure is on: you know the analysis of your evidence must be scientifically sound to crack the case.
You've seen the hit television crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS. Now you play the role of the investigator in a forensic science exhibit created in collaboration with the TV series and actors. CSI: The Experience is a completely immersive exhibit that invites you to enter "crime" scenes where you identify and record evidence. It takes you inside "laboratories" for scientific testing and to "autopsy" rooms for pathology analysis. Then it returns you to the "office" to build your case, based on the scientific evidence. The exhibit brings to life real scientific principles and the most advanced scientific techniques used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists.
From DNA and firearms analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology, you’ll be immersed in hands-on science in an exciting multi-media environment with dazzling special effects direct from the CSI TV series. Cast members from the TV show welcome you into the exhibit from a large video monitor, lead you through the experience, and praise you for a job well done at the end.
CSI: The Experience was developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (SMEC) and received the Themed Entertainment Association’s (THEA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2008. It was created with support from a team of experts: Ron Singer, Crime Lab Director for Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office, and Dr. Arthur Eisenberg, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics and Co-Director of the University of North Texas (UNT) Center for Human Identification at the UNT Health Science Center; CBS Consumer Products; Bob Weis Design Island; the cast and crew of the television show; the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Rice University’s Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning; and the National Science Foundation, which provided $2.4 million in funding for both the exhibit and Web experience.
“This project is a great example of how the two worlds of entertainment and educational learning can come together to benefit the public,” said Fort Worth Museum of Science and History President Van A. Romans. “When you consider CSI’s popularity, coupled with our Museum’s ability to produce extraordinary learning exhibits and the work of some very important partners, it makes for a powerful exhibit experience.”
CSI: The Experience will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on the second floor of the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History through September 2, 2013. The exhibit is geared toward adults and youth age 12 and above. Entry is included with Museum exhibit admission.
For more information on the exhibition visit, www.CSItheexperience.org.