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November 6, 2012 > The Tech Museum hosts "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition"

The Tech Museum hosts "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition"

Submitted By Nital Patel

The Discovery Channel's Emmy(r)-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition," which makes its West Coast debut at The Tech Museum in October.

The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In "MythBusters," co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take 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."

"We hope people have fun at the exhibit and get a sense of what it is like doing the show," added Hyneman.

Guests of the The Tech Museum 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. 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. Guest 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.

"A core value of The Tech Museum is to create playful and profound experiences," said Museum President Tim Ritchie. "'MythBusters' has built its reputation around this very principle - a perfect alignment of our museum goals and this opportunity to bring an exciting exhibition to Silicon Valley."

"Seeing the MythBusters' enthusiasm about the exhibition, we are very excited about it coming to The Tech Museum," said Amy Noble Seitz, founder and CEO of Exhibits Development Group. "We truly hope this exhibition will spur scientific curiosity, thought and experimentation for all ages."

The exhibition runs through January 6, 2013. General admission for adults is $22, $19 for seniors and college students, and $12 for children ages 3-17. Prices include admission to the museum. Visit for tickets and more information.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
October 13 - January 6, 2013
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The Tech Museum
201 South Market St., San Jose
(408) 294-8324
Tickets: $12 - $22

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