SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- 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 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."
Tickets are on sale now at www.thetech.org. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition opens October 13, 2012 and closes January 6, 2013.
General admission for adults is $22; seniors and college students, $19, and children ages 3-17, $12. Prices include admission to the museum. Visit www.thetech.org for more information about The Tech Museum.
The exhibition tour will visit 15 total cities within the U.S. and Canada. For more information on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit www.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.
The TechShop is a principle sponsor of the exhibition at The Tech Museum.
About the MythBusters:
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are the hosts and executive producers of MythBusters, Discovery Channel's three time Emmy nominee for Best Reality Program, that takes a searching and irreverent look at scientific investigation. With extensive backgrounds in special effects and a humorously skeptical outlook that prompts them to test everything before they believe it's true, the MythBusters have proven or exploded ideas about science for eight seasons on the show, building a devoted and diverse fan base along the way. The MythBusters TV series is produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) (NASDAQ: DISCB) (NASDAQ: DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. 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 www.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 www.gmcurley.com.
About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum -- located in the Capital of Silicon Valley -- is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, the annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.
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 www.o-hold.com.