CSI: The Experience was developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, CBS Consumer Products,
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the National Science Foundation.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History serves as a vital component of the educational infrastructure of Texas and an important family leisure destination for North Texas due to its creative, vibrant programs and exhibits. Established in 1941, the Museum today hosts roughly 800,000 visitors a year, including more than 150,000 school children. The Museum is currently constructing a new building and will host CSI: The Experience when it reopens in Fall 2009. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Fort Worth Museum is a founding member of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (see below), for which it is developing CSI: The Experience.
CBS Consumer Products manages the worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of properties owned or controlled by the CBS Corporation. Additional information is available by visiting www.CBS.com. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is produced by CBS Productions in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
The National Science Foundation(NSF), an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF provided $2.4 million to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to develop the exhibit as well as an online learning adventure.
Bob Weis Design Island Associates is the exhibit's designer and media producer. As senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering for 15 years, Weis led the design and development of Disney-MGM Studios in Florida and was instrumental in the development of Tokyo Disney Sea. His firm has developed projects for numerous institutions offering engaging public programs, including the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, National Geographic, Rockefeller Center, Kennedy Space Center, and The Walt Disney Company. Rice University's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning developed the CSI online experience. The Center engages in research, development and consulting on the innovative application of advanced technology to teaching and learning in a variety of settings. The online experience allows people who cannot visit the exhibit to experience the science behind the investigations.
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, organized in 1948, is a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law. The AAFS Board voted unanimously to support the CSI exhibit with its technical advice and expertise. With more than 5,600 members, the AAFS consists of ten sections representing physicians, attorneys, dentists, toxicologists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, psychiatrists, engineers, criminalistics, educators, and others who practice, study and perform research in the forensic sciences.
The Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative partners are: the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Museum of Science in Boston, COSI in Columbus, Ohio; OMSI in Portland, Oregon; Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul; and the California Science Center in Los Angeles. All partner museums will host the exhibit and helped guide its development.
EMS Exhibits, a division of Event Marketing Service GmbH, in
is the official booking agent & promoter of CSI: The Experience for non-U.S. markets. Since its founding in 1993 by Christoph Rahofer, EMS Exhibits has led successful promotional and marketing campaigns for such world-class exhibits as National Geographic’s Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharaohs, as well as produced shows such as
’s own Leonardo Da Vinci: Man Inventor Genius, The Barbie Story and World of Games. For more information, visit www.event-marketing.com
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is a global institute for the conservation and preservation of botanical heritage through education, research, scientific publications and collections. BRIT provided plant seeds, pollen, photographs and extensive botanical data to support the exhibit’s forensic botany components.
Boys and Girls Clubs branches in cities that host the exhibit will support the development and use of the CSI online experience. Boys and Girls Clubs serve inner-city, disadvantaged youth and generally have computer labs with online capability.
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