Bust a myth during Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition at MOSI in Tampa

by Banks Lee

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Uncover truths behind popular myths at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, now open at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa. This is the exhibit’s only stop in Florida.

The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining scientific facts with family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara take scientific investigation to 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.

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition with Kari Byron at MOSI

MOSI’s guests will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of 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. 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 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.”

The exhibition will be on display at MOSI through Thursday, May 8, 2014. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 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.


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