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MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition Opens at The Tech Museum of Innovation

Exhibition based on Discovery Channel hit series shows guests the truth behind science's most popular myths


Press Release Date 
Thursday, 11 October, 2012

SAN JOSE, CA – The Tech today pulled back the curtains on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, marking its first and only Bay Area appearance.

 
Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series, MythBusters, comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old fashioned ingenuity. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experience for guests of all ages by combining scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. 
 
Opening to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2012, the Exhibition –seeks to “bust,” “confirm,” or judge inconclusive such pressing questions such as Will running in the rain keep you drier than walking? Or, can an airplane really take off from a conveyer belt moving the opposite direction? It closes January 6, 2013.
 
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition takes scientific investigation to exciting new levels,” Tim Ritchie, president of The Tech, said. “And since the museum is all about inspiring the innovator in everyone, we think this exhibition is nicely aligned with that goal.”
 
Guests will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion. 
 
“It's exciting to see fans tackle 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."
“We hope people have fun at the exhibit and get a sense of what it is like doing the show,” added Hyneman.
 
The Exhibition showcases:
 
* 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 Adam and Jamie to explore myths on the show.  
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
 
The Exhibition tour will visit 15 total cities within the U.S. and Canada. For more information on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit MythBustersTheExhibition.com.
 
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition 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.
The TechShop is a principle sponsor of the exhibition at The Tech Museum.
 
For tickets and more information, click: thetech.org
 

Contact

Roqua Montez
Director Public Relations
(408) 795-6225
 
Dori McGuire
Discovery Communications
(240-662-2887)
 
About the MythBusters 
MYTHBUSTERS, which first launched on Discovery Channel in 2003, is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. Inspiring a generation to inquire, interact and get involved with science, MYTHBUSTERS uses a signature brand of explosive experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths, misconceptions or legends.
 
 
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
 
 
About Exhibits Development Group (EDG)
EDG is dedicated to the development, production, marketing and distribution of traveling museum exhibitions and cultural projects. EDG also serves as a partner to other exhibition organizers, museums, foundations and collection owners in the U.S. and abroad in the care and stewardship of their exhibitions and collections. EDG’s mission is to initiate and promote international cultural and intellectual exchange by bringing high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history to broad and diverse audiences. For more information, please visit www.exhibitsdevelopment.com.
 
About Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMCA)
GMCA is an innovative consulting company to support the development and execution of new and vibrant educational, hands-on, minds-on experiences.  GMC+A’s goal is to integrate new, cutting-edge technologies, environmental design and emotional storytelling with tantalizing visual audio and tactile experiences making exhibitions more personal artistic, fun, educational and memorable. For more information, please visit www.gmcurley.com.
 
About The Tech Museum of Innovation 
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, the annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.