Uncover the truth behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in Space Center Houston’s new summer exhibit, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, presented by Coca-Cola May 28-Sept. 5.
“MythBusters places you on a virtual set of the TV show performing your own experiments,” said the nonprofit center’s President and CEO William T. Harris. “Visitors will investigate the myth, conduct an experiment and see many artifacts from the popular TV show.”
As seen in the Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated TV series “MythBusters,” the exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays.
For 14 years, the TV show featured 3,000 experiments in more than 260 episodes and tested more than 1,100 myths before ending its run in March. “MythBusters” episodes can now be seen on “Science Channel.” The show’s co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara took scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. Savage and Hyneman were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter.
“It’s exciting to see fans take on some of our favorite experiments from the show while drawing their own conclusions and data,” said Savage. “Although they are tackling the same myths and questions, each guest can have a unique experience within the exhibit.”
The summer exhibit explores what experimenting is all about by inviting guests to participate in a series of fun, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. The exhibit’s interactive highlights feature a diverse range exciting experiments including flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion. Specific areas in the exhibit explore:
- The Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the “MythBusters” iconic set, this room acts as an introduction to MythBusting and is filled with gadgets, props, video and, of course, blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show.
- The Workshop – This is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Guests discover whether they get more wet running versus walking in the rain and find out if toast really does always land buttered-side down.
- A live “MythBusters” demonstration stage – Here guests have the opportunity to view and participate in live science demonstrations that dissect myths with the help of a team of energetic MythBusting facilitators.
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The exhibit was created by Discovery Communications and Exhibits Development Group (EDG), in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMC+A). “MythBusters” the series is developed and produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited. Financing for this exhibition has been made possible by Olympus Capital Investments, LLC, a unit of Olympus Holdings, LLC.