The Forensic Science Learning Center

During the past two years more than 2000 visitors have experienced forensic science through the activities in the Learning Center. Within the Learning Center there are several touch screen kiosks that allow the visitor to study various famous cases, to learn more about a particular area of forensic science and to use hands-on activity stations. Students and visitors can conduct in-depth research into cases and techniques or view segments of dramatized crime scene investigations in the small theater.

The virtual crime scene and virtual laboratory rooms provide a near three-dimensional perspective of crime scene and lab analysis that cannot be gained from merely looking at pictures in a book. Projections of actual scenes put the viewer in the position of the crime scene investigator, who can then observe, measure and evaluate patterns or other evidence. These areas can also serve as traditional crime scene rooms when additional space is required for hands-on examination areas.

Our Ties to the University of New Haven

Dr. Lee has been a member of the faculty at the University of New Haven since 1975 and helped establish one of the foremost academic forensic programs in the world. The University and its students are world-renowned in this field. You can visit to find out more about undergraduate and graduate study in the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the University of New Haven campus. While we work hand-in-hand toward a common goal, it is important to note the Lee Institute is a separate entity that works closely with the University.

Through training, consultation, research and a unique public learning center, the Institute’s goal is to make the criminal justice system more effective. Toward that goal, we provide unique and effective training programs and cutting edge resources to professionals in the law enforcement fields.

More About Dr. Lee

Dr. Henry C. Lee is the founding father of the Institute. The legendary investigator is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Find out more about the world-famous investigator on