The cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was on hand for the “CSI: The Experience” ribbon-cutting ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 12.
“CSI: The Experience” started out as a travelling museum exhibit. The installation at the MGM Grand marks the first time the exhibit has found a permanent home. It is fitting that the attraction would be featured in the city that provides the setting for CSI.
“When I shot the pilot, I would have never guessed it would get this much attention and that there would be a museum exhibit that traveled the world,” CSI actress Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) said. “But the thing I am most proud of about the show is the impact it has had on kids. It is very educational. Kids want a career in this.”
“CSI: The Experience” was customized for Las Vegas, and the goal is to keep the attraction in place for five years. Because of the target audience, “CSI: The Experience” provides content that is more family-friendly than the real thing. “[T]he exhibit is much more sanitized than an actual crime scene,” Helgenberger said. “There are a lot of kids here so you are going to have less blood and gore.”
Source: Los Angeles Times