New Experience: Crime Lab

New Experience: Crime Lab


The Crime Lab, now open, offers guests a  hands-on exploration of real-life forensics techniques. Guests participate in tours facilitated by a Museum educator and engage in interactive activities while they learn about various methods of forensic criminal investigation.

Why this experience?

Forensic science has become a popular feature of prime-time crime dramas, but what we see on TV does not always reflect how things actually work in a police crime lab. The Museum’s Crime Lab provides an educational experience that separates fact from fiction and gives guests firsthand experiences with forensic techniques.

What is in this new experience?

Using digital interactives and hands-on activities, guests learn about DNA and fingerprint analysis, firearms examination, determining cause and manner of death, and other forms of scientific police work. In the Crime Lab, guests are immersed in the fascinating world of forensic science, which has become a key component of 21st century crime-fighting – as well as a method to exonerate the wrongly accused.

Where is this experience located?

This new exhibit is on the Museum’s first floor, near the current wiretapping exhibit.