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Fleet Science Center debuts new exhibit based on “Mythbusters”

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) -  Many of you may have kids out of school for ski week right now, and before you know it, spring break will be here.

What are they going to do with their time off? How about checking out some camps or the new exhibit at the Fleet Science Center based on the show “Mythbusters”.

Ashley Jacobs tells us all about the new things being offered by the Fleet Science Center in this video report.

 

 

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‘Explosive’ MythBusters exhibit coming to Discovery Center of Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — MythBusters is coming to Boise.


The Discovery Channel hit series first launched in 2003, is coming to life at the Discovery Center of Idaho with MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.


The original TV series inspired a generation to inquire, interact and get involved with science using experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths, misconceptions, or legends. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will provide the community an opportunity to do the same.

Co-hosts Adam Savage and Jaime 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."

Guests of the Discovery Center will learn about myths, MythBusters the series, and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed, and combustion. 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 the hosts 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.

Discovery Center’s Educator, Robert Klusaw, says, ‘We are excited to host this exhibition because it introduces kids and families to the Scientific Method while exploring and testing your favorite myths from the show.’ The Discovery Center of Idaho is ready to throw cards, dodge bullets, and run in the rain with Idaho’s community in this exciting exhibition opening October 21st!

VIP & Media Party

On October 20th from 7pm to 9pm, the Center will host an exclusive VIP & Media Party for Discovery Center members, invited donors and local press to mingle with the people who helped develop the exhibition.

Admission Prices & Hours

Admission prices during MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be FREE for members, $18 for adults 18+, and $14 for youths 2-17. $1 discounts for active military and veterans. Open 10am to 5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

Imagination Station to open Mythbusters Exhibit Saturday

Imagination Station's new exhibit allows visitors to become their own mythbusters and face challenges like they've seen on TV.

http://www.wtol.com/story/30272181/imagination-station-to-open-mythbusters-exhibit-saturday

MythBusters at Imagination Station

Discover the madness behind the method in MythBuster: The Explosive Exhibition! Apply the scientific method to uncover the truth behind popular myths. Can you drive a car blindfolded or hang from the edge of a cliff? Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic set, this exhibition is filled with gadgets, props, video and blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show.

http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Mythbusters-The-Explosive-Exhibition-at-the-Imagination-Station-333024121.html

Discovery Science Center Opens Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

If you are already a fan of the Mythbusters show, you have to go because you’ll be able to match the exhibits to shows you’ve seen and try the experiments yourself. You’ll also get to see artifacts/props on display from actual shows. Think exploded water heaters and the champagne gatling gun!

http://funorangecountyparks.com/2014/07/discovery-science-center-mythbusters-the-explosive-exhibition.html

Myths busted? Well, some of them

Myths busted? Well, some of them
By BY MATT MORRISON
JUN 13, 2014 | 7:17 PM
  
Can a human dodge a bullet? Do you get wetter running through the rain or walking? Could you really poke a shark in the eye if it was trying to eat you?

How can you learn the answers to these and other burning questions inspired by popular scientific myths?

At the intersection of fun and curiosity, the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana is hosting "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition," which begins Saturday and runs through Sept. 7. Serving to educate in an entertaining way, the center offers action-based attractions that would appeal to any kid, as well as the kid in any adult.

Based on the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel program "MythBusters," the 2-year-old traveling exhibit allows visitors to experiment in a lab that more closely resembles a funhouse. All premises are lifted from the always-amusing, often-hilarious and sometimes-ridiculous reality show featuring a cast of daring pseudo-scientists.

"This is the best way to let people experience what it is to be a MythBuster," said Kari Byron, the only woman among the five regulars on the show. "It's a really fun, hands-on experience, and it's a perfect way for them to experience science. It's how we experience science. So I think you get the essence of 'MythBusters' through this exhibit."

While there's no corporate connection between the TV network and the nonprofit science center, the synergy makes sense.

"We're a total hands-on, fun, engaging museum for kids. And the 'MythBusters' exhibit is geared towards that hands-on learning experience," said science center spokesman Dan Nasitka. "Edu-tainment, almost, where you're learning and getting entertained at the same time."

Around two dozen experimental attractions line the 7,000-square-foot space, taking up a little under 20% of the expanding museum. A lively stage show explains the universal scientific method, consisting of a hypothesis tested with an experiment to reach a conclusion.

On stage, audience volunteers are tested to determine if a person can dodge a speeding bullet (in this case, a paintball). Subjects are measured for reaction time based first on a sight cue and then sound.

Spoiler alert: Although light travels faster than sound, the experiment shows that in close quarters, people surprisingly react faster to an audio cue. And yes, it's possible to dodge a bullet — if you're far enough away.

Relying on his background in theater production, exhibit creator Geoffrey Curley worked closely with the TV show's producers as well as cast members to design the attraction.

"We all worked together to try to find the best myths to bring into the museum," said Curley. "Some of them are new, some of them are myths that weren't really concluded on the show that we wanted to revisit, and some were just very iconic."

Can an airplane lift off if it's traveling on a conveyor belt moving at the same speed in the opposite direction? How well could you drive blind? There's even a test to see if you can ignite your own human gas. Not kidding.

"People think it's for their kids," said Byron, a mother as well as a MythBuster, "and they end up pushing the kids aside and doing it themselves. The grown-ups love it so much."

Byron has been to a few of the exhibition openings in other cities, although no cast member will be in Santa Ana for this one.

"The most surprising thing for me is how it's like a vortex," Byron said. "You think you're spending 20 minutes and, like, an hour's gone by."

If You Go

What: "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition"

Where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Cost: Center admission is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 14 or seniors 62 and older; additional $10 for "MythBusters" exhibit; $5 discount for exhibit online

Information: (714) 542-2823 or http://www.discoverycube.org

Myths busted? Well, some of them

Myths busted? Well, some of them
By BY MATT MORRISON
JUN 13, 2014 | 7:17 PM
  
Can a human dodge a bullet? Do you get wetter running through the rain or walking? Could you really poke a shark in the eye if it was trying to eat you?

How can you learn the answers to these and other burning questions inspired by popular scientific myths?

At the intersection of fun and curiosity, the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana is hosting "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition," which begins Saturday and runs through Sept. 7. Serving to educate in an entertaining way, the center offers action-based attractions that would appeal to any kid, as well as the kid in any adult.

Based on the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel program "MythBusters," the 2-year-old traveling exhibit allows visitors to experiment in a lab that more closely resembles a funhouse. All premises are lifted from the always-amusing, often-hilarious and sometimes-ridiculous reality show featuring a cast of daring pseudo-scientists.

"This is the best way to let people experience what it is to be a MythBuster," said Kari Byron, the only woman among the five regulars on the show. "It's a really fun, hands-on experience, and it's a perfect way for them to experience science. It's how we experience science. So I think you get the essence of 'MythBusters' through this exhibit."

While there's no corporate connection between the TV network and the nonprofit science center, the synergy makes sense.

"We're a total hands-on, fun, engaging museum for kids. And the 'MythBusters' exhibit is geared towards that hands-on learning experience," said science center spokesman Dan Nasitka. "Edu-tainment, almost, where you're learning and getting entertained at the same time."

Around two dozen experimental attractions line the 7,000-square-foot space, taking up a little under 20% of the expanding museum. A lively stage show explains the universal scientific method, consisting of a hypothesis tested with an experiment to reach a conclusion.

On stage, audience volunteers are tested to determine if a person can dodge a speeding bullet (in this case, a paintball). Subjects are measured for reaction time based first on a sight cue and then sound.

Spoiler alert: Although light travels faster than sound, the experiment shows that in close quarters, people surprisingly react faster to an audio cue. And yes, it's possible to dodge a bullet — if you're far enough away.

Relying on his background in theater production, exhibit creator Geoffrey Curley worked closely with the TV show's producers as well as cast members to design the attraction.

"We all worked together to try to find the best myths to bring into the museum," said Curley. "Some of them are new, some of them are myths that weren't really concluded on the show that we wanted to revisit, and some were just very iconic."

Can an airplane lift off if it's traveling on a conveyor belt moving at the same speed in the opposite direction? How well could you drive blind? There's even a test to see if you can ignite your own human gas. Not kidding.

"People think it's for their kids," said Byron, a mother as well as a MythBuster, "and they end up pushing the kids aside and doing it themselves. The grown-ups love it so much."

Byron has been to a few of the exhibition openings in other cities, although no cast member will be in Santa Ana for this one.

"The most surprising thing for me is how it's like a vortex," Byron said. "You think you're spending 20 minutes and, like, an hour's gone by."

If You Go

What: "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition"

Where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Cost: Center admission is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 14 or seniors 62 and older; additional $10 for "MythBusters" exhibit; $5 discount for exhibit online

Information: (714) 542-2823 or http://www.discoverycube.org

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre

At the Ontario Science Centre from June 5 to September 13, 2015! Can you huff, puff and blow a house down? Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier – running in the rain or walking through it? Spend a day as a MythBuster at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to uncover the truth. And while you’re at it, watch live demonstrations and check out real props and gadgets from the show.

http://wn.com/mythbusters_explosive_exibition_and_ontario_science_centre

You can bust myths at ‘MythBusters’ exhibition at Great Lakes Science Center

If “MythBusters” is your favorite show, you’re likely to feel like a kid in a candy store at the Great Lakes Science Center.

The downtown Cleveland attraction is hosting “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” an offshoot of the Discovery show in which hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempt to prove the legitimacy of myths and rumors that spawn from tall tales, movie, the Internet, news stories and more.

http://www.morningjournal.com/article/mj/20150318/NEWS/150319552

MythBusters—popular TV show brings “The Explosive Exhibition” to Great Lakes Science Center

 Get ready to be mind blown as "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition" opens this Saturday at the Great Lakes Science Center through Sunday, May 3.

http://www.cleveland.com/kristel/index.ssf/2015/02/mythbusters--popular_tv_show_b.html

Mythbusters in Denver for new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit

KUSA - Can you really huff and puff and blow a house down? Don't try this at home, try it at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where you can be a MythBuster.

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Talk To A Plant

Do plants really grow stronger and healthier when spoken to?

That's just what a new social experiment from advertising agency Carmichael Lynch and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is putting to the test.

Called "Talk to a Plant", the experiment invites the entire Twitterverse to help test the myth that plants respond positively to speech.

Here's how it works: Go to talktoaplant.com. Send the plant a message. (Sign into Twitter if you're not already signed in). You can tweet whatever you like to the plant and a tweet-to-speech technology developed by Carmichael Lynch will then read your tweet aloud to one of the plants. The other plant, sits in silence.

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Mythery Loves Company

Visitors to COSI over the next few months will get a glimpse into the world of myths, movie moments and urban legends – and the men and women who prove or disprove them.

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MythBusters exhibit ‘explodes’ in OMSI

See why anyone who’s seen Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and the crew, test myths on TV will really enjoy this new temporary Portland exhibit. Take a look and see why …

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Q&A: Kari Byron from MythBusters

OMSI's new exhibition let's you step into the fascinating and (theoretically) dangerous world of Discovery Channel's MythBusters.

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Myth Confirmed! The Tech Museum to host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition


The exhibition is headed for the MythBusters' backyard from Oct. 13 - Jan. 6, 2013; tickets on sale now!  MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its West Coast debut at The Tech Museum in October.

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Exhibit based on popular TV show, MythBusters, opens in Chicago

CHICAGO — Who gets wetter, someone walking in the rain or running? Is it really possible to hang from a cliff by your fingers until help arrives like they do in the movies? And is Superman the only one who is faster than a speeding bullet?

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MythBusters exhibition opens in Chicago

The exhibit consists of about a dozen stations mixed in with props familiar to viewers, like the actual casket Hyneman lay in for a segment on being buried alive. In one station shaped like a ship cargo container, a visitor walks and another runs for 20 feet while water drips from hoses above. Once they're wet, they go around the corner and, because the water contains traces of fluorescent dye, they can see just how many drops hit them as they stand in front of a black light.

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MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

In the exhibit's world premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, you'll immerse yourself in the MythBusters world from the beginning, entering through a giant corrugated shipping container vestibule in the trademark MythBusters colors: yellow and black. Caution tape, blueprints and files-along with real remnants from experiments on the show-accent the exhibit design. If you look above, you'll see the tail of an airplane-used to bust the online myth that a plane could be shredded with a chainsaw-emerging from one of the Museum's columns. Yes, it's confirmed: The MythBusters have been here.

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Facing fact and fiction

For those who thought today's advanced technology and the advent of the Internet would kill many carefully spun hoaxes and myths, both new and ages old, from around the globe, the reality is just the opposite.

Now garnering a devoted fan base of TV viewers, MythBusters features cohosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman taking scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects.

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‘MythBusters’ exhibit coming to Chicago

An exhibit based on the popular Discovery Channel show “MythBusters” will set up shop next spring at the Museum of Science and Industry.

“MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition” will open March 15 and stay for six months.

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Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition Premieres At Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

On the door leading into the San Francisco warehouse where MythBusters is filmed, there's a handwritten note asking fans to understand that while the stars love the support, they can't just let everyone in to gawk.

But now there's another way to get close to the show: On March 15, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will set up shop for six months at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 on the museum's website (msichicago.org); the exhibit plans to visit 14 cities in the USA and Canada.

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