In a way, CSI is coming home. Based on the popular television show CSI, a touring version of this exhibit has made its way throughout the US and many other countries. Vegas offers a permanent home to this popular exhibit at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the setting for the long-running TV show. With the MGM CSI Experience, you'll have a chance to delve into the fascinating world of forensics from fingerprints to DNA and beyond. This fascinating CSI exhibit features dazzling effects, hands-on elements, and a multimedia environment. It's best suited for those aged 12 and older, and has become one of the top things to do in Vegas.
MGM CSI Experience
The celebrities from CSI Las Vegas are part of the exhibit via video. The cast members welcome guests, lead visitors through the exhibit, and evaluate their crime-solving skills at the end. At the beginning of the MGM CSI Experience, you'll enter through one of three crime scenes, grab an investigation card, and start exploring. The scenes vary in intensity; one explores the mystery of a car that crashes into a living room on a quiet street, another finds a skull in the desert, while the third investigates the death of a young waitress.
After leaving the crime scenes, you'll find a wall of crime scene photos, where more evidence can be examined in greater detail. The CSI exhibit continues at the interactive lab elements where the evidence can be put to the forensic test. You'll have the chance to examine fingerprints and fibers, compare DNA, analyze bullets, and do whatever else is needed to solve the case at the MGM CSI Experience.
At the end of the CSI exhibit, you'll present your findings to Gil Grissom, the head investigator. After a series of multiple-choice questions on a touch screen, a case summary will print, so you can compare your results to those from the expert crime scene investigators. Everyone leaves with a personalized CSI diploma, and accompanying gift shop means you can find even more souvenirs to take home.
It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to experience CSI Las Vegas, and tours leave every 10 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 8:30 p.m. The Las Vegas Monorail stops right at the MGM Grand, offering easy access to CSI: the Experience and all that the glittering resort has to offer.
CSI Las Vegas, officially called CSI: The Experience, is only one of the exciting features of the four-diamond MGM Grand, located right on the Las Vegas Strip. Along with experiencing the exhibit, guests can relax at the spa or pool, play some poker, hit the casino, enjoy the nightlife, dine in restaurants led by celebrity chefs, or stay at any of the more than 5,000 art-deco themed guestrooms.
Nearby hotels, including the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Tropicana Resort and Casino, and the New York New York Hotel & Casino, are located within a short walk of the monorail station and the CSI exhibit.
Adding to the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip, the resort hotels offer a wide array of fun things to do, no matter the time of day, such as scintillating stage shows, endless gaming opportunities, hot nightlife, upscale shopping, gourmet dining, exhibits, places to soak in the sun, and so much more. And with a short ride on the monorail, all the excitement and the attractions of the Strip are easy to access.