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CSI: The Experience

by User ImageMatt B on May 29th, 2007

Once again, your expertise and observation skills have been called upon. You arrive at the scene: a cozy, peaceful neighborhood in the suburbs. But the serenity of this street has been compromised by the flashing lights of several emergency vehicles. They’ve been called to this horrible sight: a car has ran right through a house’s living room window. The driver is slumped over with his seatbelt on, his car door closed. Looking around the mess of a room, you find drops of blood and a questionable stain. Further investigation reveals shoeprints and handprints' of blood? Pizza sauce? Is this the scene of an accident? Or a crime?

This is just one of the three scenes you can examine at the Museum of Science and Industry’s new exhibit, CSI: The Experience. The popular CBS drama has become the first television series to produce a special exhibit at a major American museum. The exhibit is the result of the combined efforts of CBS, the National Science Foundation, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

After taking your notes and examining the crime scene photos, you’ll get a chance to put the evidence to the test in interactive lab areas. Compare DNA, fibers, fingerprints, and examine blood spatter patterns. Analyze hairs, test unknown substances, and discover the cause of death. Then present your findings to Gil Grissom-the head investigator. See how you compare to real expert CSI!

Tickets to the extra-fee exhibit are $19 for adults and $14 for children 3-11. The price includes general admission to the rest of the museum. The exhibit runs through Sept. 3.

The Museum of Science and Industry ($$): 5700 S Lake Shore Dr; 773-684-1414
Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mon - Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Underground garage entrance near Northwest corner of building
Public Trans: Bus # 6, 10, 15, 28, X28, 55, X55 or Metra train (55-56-57th St)

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