‘CSI’ Checks Into MGM Grand

CSI returns to the scene of the crime, so to speak, as an interactive exhibit at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip, the setting of the original television series.

“The touring version of ‘CSI: The Experience’ has been incredibly popular throughout the U.S. and the world,” said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We’re excited to expand its reach by creating a more permanent home for the exhibit in the place where you could say the television series all began–Las Vegas.”  

EMS Exhibits, under a license from CBS Consumer Products, is producing the exhibit, which was originally developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History with a grant from The National Science Foundation for a tour of U.S. science museums.

The exhibit gives guests the opportunity to play the role of a crime scene investigator, learning scientific principles and real investigative techniques as they try to solve one of three crime scene mysteries. Two state-of-the-art crime labs will help guests piece together the evidence. A video introduction by cast members from the TV show will welcome guests, lead them through the experience, and then evaluate their crime-solving savvy as they exit.

‘CSI: The Experience’ also continues to tour around the United States and Europe. It had its European debut last November in Vienna and will open this summer in Dublin (Ireland) and Budapest (Hungary).

Nielsen Business Media