I'm a CSI AGENT!!! I’m crazy about forensic science and a big fan of the CSI show, based here in Vegas 😊
CSI: The Experience, is an interactive forensic science exhibit that allows you to solve simulated crime scenes in a multimedia environment. This exhibit was built with the help of real forensic scientists! You even get to interact with the characters of the TV show.
They will assign you 1 of 3 crime scenes and YOU must solve it. I worked on “No Bones About It” where a hiker discovered skull and bones in the Desert Canyon. I had to figure out Cause and Manner of Death plus potential suspects.
After gathering evidence from the scene, I went to Lab #1 – for FIREARM AND TOOL IDENTIFICATION. I had to identify the caliber of the gun based on the bullet recovered from the victim’s skull. I also had to find the gun that fired the bullet. Lab #2 was FORENSIC BIOLOGY. I had to identify TRACE EVIDENCES such as the type of hair recovered at the scene as well as seeds and pollen from non-native plants. Lab #3 is FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (Dental) & ENTYMOLOGY (DNA Identification). I was able to identify the victim and from Mitochondrial DNA of the dog hair found at the scene, I determined that it was owned by the victim’s ex-wife. AHA! In Lab #4 I learned from the autopsy report that the cause of death was a gunshot to the head and the manner of death was MURDER.
I presented the report to my supervisor, GIL GRISSOM! An interactive app helped me solve the murder by piecing together forensic and other evidences. So…the ex-wife did it! Yeah. She was not all that happy with the divorce settlement, so she obliterated him! FUN! FUN! FUN!
Try it! The CSI interactive forensic science exhibit is found at the MGM Grand.
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