If you like solving puzzles or just love the television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," then this is the place for you.

"CSI: The Experience" at the Buffalo Museum of Science is a completely interactive exhibit.

The first room offers a short video describing what you are about to see. You then go to one of three crime scenes and identify and record any evidence that you collect at the scene.

Following that, you can go into the laboratories to conduct testing. You will use several computers for various subjects, and some of the tests include checking fingerprints, toxicology and analyzing blood splatter. You will be guided by video messages from investigators from the show to help you figure out what exactly has happened.

Following the lab sections you will head over to the autopsy table and get one last look at the body and listen to the medical examiner talk about the results. The images are projected onto the body so you can see inside.

In addition to the videos, there is other investigative information all around to help you understand. After you have collected all of your evidence, you input it into a computer where a video will let you know if you have correctly solved the crime.

Even though I am not a "CSI" buff, I thought it was worth the price of admission. I enjoyed going through and trying to figure it out. It is great for families or to go with some friends. "CSI: The Experience" is recommended for adults and kids 12 years and older.

"CSI: The Experience" will be at the Science Museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, until April 29. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Cost is $4-$14, with additional crime scenes available for $2-$3. For more information, call 896-5200 or visit


Keith Latta is a sophomore at Newfane High School.