By Judy Thorburn
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CSI: The Experience celebrates First Year Anniversary at MGM

CSI: The Experience, the popular interactive attraction based on the hit CBS show, celebrated its first year anniversary at MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, September 22. Joining the celebration was co-star of the TV series, CSI: Las Vegas, Robert David Hall, with a signature CSI: The Experience crime-scene cake. Season 11 of CSI: Las Vegas, which stars Hall as Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins, premiered Thursday night, September 23 on CBS.

Scene of the Anniversary cake
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Robert David Hall disecting the cake
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Spanning 12,000 square feet and featuring thousands of hand-made props CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi sensory experience that places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries through a multi-media environment featuring dazzling special effects, meticulous crime scene recreations and two state-of-the-art crime labs. The attraction combines the entertainment of the hit show with real-life scientific principles and investigative techniques – from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology.

“CSI: The Experience has been a tremendous success on The Strip and we look forward to welcoming more Las Vegas guests into the CSI world for years to come,” said John Gore, CEO of Key Brand Entertainment.

In honor of the first anniversary, CSI: The Experience will donate $1 from every ticket sold during the anniversary celebration, September 20-26, to the Nevada Victims of Crime Program. MGM Resorts International’s Corporate Philanthropy Program will match the donation made by CSI: The Experience.

CSI: The Experience staff members
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Located along MGM Grand’s Studio Walk, CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older with the average experience lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. General admission is $30 per person; re-entries are priced at $26 with proof of prior admission. Special group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more. The attraction is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles.

For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to or