CSI: The Experience - Development and Location

Development and Location

The exhibit was developed for the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in partnership with CBS Consumer Products and the National Science Foundation, which provided $2.4 million in funding for both the exhibit and a CSI "Web Adventure" targeted to underserved youth. Approved by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the exhibit was developed and designed by numerous partners.

This is not the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's first venture into the world of forensic science. The Museum also developed the exhibit, Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crime in 1993 for the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative and it has been touring science centers since. Advances in DNA science and information technology have dramatically changed the field of forensic science, leading to the new exhibit on the topic.

CSI: The Experience debuted at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry in May 2007 and opened in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's new facility in November 2009. CSI: The Experience is currently touring museums and science centers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Starting October 1, 2011, it will be at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

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