Tampa, Fla., Sept. 8, 2013 – The Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-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 way to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 for an exclusive Florida engagement. Tickets go on sale today, Sept. 8.
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, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara 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.
MOSI’s 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.
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. 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.
“The Mythbusters exhibition exemplifies the message that MOSI has been saying all along – learning and fun should mean the same thing,” said Wit Ostrenko, president of MOSI. “We are excited about the variety of ways this exhibition will encourage people of all ages to be more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”
“Seeing the MythBusters’ enthusiasm about the exhibition, we are very excited about it coming to MOSI,” 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.”
Tickets for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition go on sale Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. The exhibition will make its southeastern debut in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 and will be on display at MOSI through Thursday, May 8, 2014. Museum hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling 813-987-6000 or visiting mosi.org.
Tickets for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition are $24.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors (60+) and $19.95 for children (2-12) and include admission to either MOSI’s permanent exhibits OR a documentary IMAX film. MOSI member tickets to MythBusters are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (2-12). Prices subject to change.
For more information, visit mosi.org.
The exhibition tour will visit 15 cities total 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.
About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology, and is home to the only IMAX® DOME Theatre in the state of Florida. With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation; The Amazing You—a 13,000 square-foot exhibition on health and wellness; or Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, which combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course, featuring 35 elements on a 12 – 36 foot high, multilevel structure, or soar 700 feet on the Sky Trail Zip Line. Budding inventors can Dream It – Make It – Do it in MOSI’s new technology playground & inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, and preschoolers can experiment with friction and collision physics in Slippery Science, a PNC Passport to Science – Grow Up Great Initiative. Additionally, MOSI recently unveiled its newest exhibition Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA, where guests can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit www.mosi.org.
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. The MythBusters TV series is produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. 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 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 gmcurley.com.
About The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI):
MSI offers thousands of fun and interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind, world-class experiences to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education, MSI also aspires to a larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving day; regular hours are 9:30 to 4 p.m. every day. During the summer and peak spring break periods, the Museum will offer extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., each day. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, find MSI online at msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
About Olympus Holdings, LLC (Olympus Holdings):
Olympus Holdings is a company engaged through its various subsidiaries in energy, entertainment and finance. For more information, please visit o-hold.com.