PHILADELPHIA Tickets are now on sale for The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibition, CSI: The Experience, which opens Saturday, October 1. Presented by PECO, the completely immersive exhibit invites visitors to step into the world of cutting-edge forensic science and employ actual investigative techniques.  Guided by investigators from the hit television show along with their real-life forensic science counterparts, visitors will investigate a crime scene, formulate a hypothesis, collect and analyze forensic evidence, validate their findings to build a case – and see if they can solve the crime. CSI: The Experience runs from October 1, 2011 to January 2, 2012 at The Franklin Institute.


As visitors enter CSI: The Experience, they take on the role of forensic scientists and are directed into a crime scene and challenged to identify and gather evidence.  Once complete, they analyze those findings in two highly interactive labs, each featuring multiple stations that allow for a variety of evidence testing.   Visitors get one last look under the skin as the medical examiner goes over their case in the autopsy room.  Finally, they use the scientific information gathered throughout the exhibit to answer a series of questions on touch screens.  After completing the survey, a case summary is generated and they can compare their scientific findings to those of expert crime scene investigators.

CSI: The Experience was designed and developed for the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (SMEC) by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, CBS Consumer Products and the National Science Foundation.  The Franklin Institute is a fellow partner of SMEC.  For more information about the exhibit, please visit



Sunday – Thursday: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

-Last admission 3:30PM

Friday & Saturday: 9:30AM – 8:30PM

-Last admission 7:00PM


Daytime Admissions

Adult: $25.50
Seniors 62+: $24.50
Children ages 3-11: $18.00
Daytime tickets also include museum general admission.

Evening Admissions
Friday & Saturday Only

5:00PM – 8:30PM
Adult: $10.00
Seniors 62+: $10.00
Children ages 3-11: $6.00
Evening tickets include admission to CSI: The Experience only.

Franklin Institute Member Ticketing

Adult: FREE
Children ages 3-11: FREE

Tickets are timed and dated, and advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.  For more information on purchasing individual tickets please call 1-877-TFI-TIXS or visit  Information on discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more is available at 1-800-285-0684.

About The Franklin Institute

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit

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