I confess: We’ve never watched the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television show. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying this award-winning interactive exhibit about crime lab forensic science.
The museum houses three separate crime scenes. These exhibits guide visitors through the steps necessary to crack their case and solve the crime. Our family was tasked with investigating the scene of a car crash.
I suspect that’s because we had young children with us. We can’t vouch for the other two cases, because we didn’t work on those. But the one we were assigned had minimal blood and gore.
We learned how important it is to take good notes and collect appropriate samples at the crime scene. We also learned what to do with the information collected. Lab facilities provided a place to examine specimen under the microscope. TO crossmatch fingerprints and DNA. To test for blood alcohol content. We were even able to determine exactly what kind of shoes left the muddy prints we’d observed at the scene.
Despite the unexpected twist at the end, we were eventually able to solve the case. Afterwards, the museum issued us diplomas as “Accredited Crime Scene Investigators.”