WHO: Kari Byron has trained to be on MythBusters since she was a child. By the age of 5 she was experimenting on her sister and using dolls as crash test dummies. After graduating from San Francisco State University and traveling the world, Kari began her career as a sculptor and painter, holding successful exhibitions at some of San Francisco’s leading galleries. Her sculpting skills and love for odd jobs soon led her into the field of model-making and toy-prototyping, which led to a job with Jamie Hyneman at M5 Industries. It was at M5 that Kari got her big break with MythBusters. Kari brings a unique perspective to the show as an artist, a science chick and a working mom.
WHAT: Interviews available; media preview; general public Meet & Greet
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 6
General public meet & greet (exhibition preview and autographs) – 4 – 7 p.m.
DETAILS: 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.
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.
Tickets for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition and the Kari Byron Meet & Greet are now on sale. The exhibition will make its southeastern debut in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 7, and will be on display at MOSI through Thursday, May 8, 2014. 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: The Explosive Exhibition are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (2-12). Tickets for the Kari Byron Meet & Greet are $45 for adults and $39 for children (2-12); or $35 (adults) and $29 (children) for MOSI Members. The Meet & Greet includes admission to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, and an exclusive autograph signing with Kari Byron.
For more information, visit mosi.org.
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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 engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of their hand in MOSI’s new technology playground and 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.