Three murders in one building and one of them was solved by my 10-year-old daughter.
That's right. My little girl is a scientific phenom.
Fine, I'm biased. In truth, she was one of many amateur crime solvers who were the first to go through the new CSI: The Experience exhibit at the Center Of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus.
With Toledo COSI closed, Columbus is the place to go for the new exhibit that was welcomed by reporters, VIPs aka select families and executives from certain companies and two amazing actors/researchers from the television show that started it all.
Wellner and Berman are researchers for the show which is why their presence was so important. Yes, the show is exciting and has Hollywood ties, but these are the men who bring the science to life and that's really what the exhibit is about.
COSI has brought children and adults alike a chance to walk into the world of forensic science through the doorway brought out by pop culture. Pulling people into the scientific world is vital as our economy moves toward technology and away from industry.
Wellner plays the part of Henry Andrews, one of the lab rats who keeps things moving while Berman plays the part of David Phillips, the man in the morgue who gets the task of washing the bodies and doing initial exams.
These men are not amazing only because they can act and they have the brains to do the scientific research needed to make this show a success, but because they are truly down to earth people.
To top it all off, Berman's father was there. I couldn't even speak to him. I was in awe of the fact that this man was there to support his son. Yes, they're people, too, but let's face it, we all tend to think actors live in a bubble and were hatched from eggs. Nope, there was a great sense of family there and nobody had any problem relating to my family.
There is a lot more to write and I'll be adding more, including audio and personal pictures, but first and foremost I wanted to sing the praises of the three wonderful men who gave my little girl the best weekend she's going to have for a long time to come. Mr. Berman, Mr. Berman's dad (LOL) and Mr. Wellner, thank you for being real and for allowing so many people to see that Hollywood isn't a dividing line.