by Patricia Frischer
Does toast always land butter-side down? In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you can put myths like this to the test—just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show has done for years!
When we visited this exhibition of hands on demonstrations and artifacts from the TV show, everyone was so excited and laughing and sharing experiences. This is a great show for kids and adults alike and really brought the community together whether it was sharing results, helping each to understand, or getting help to participate.
- Use scientific observations and your own curiosity to search for the truth behind some commonly held beliefs.
- Explore the Blueprint Room and relive some of the show’s most exciting moments.
- Test your hypothesis in The Workshop and decide whether the myth is plausible, busted or confirmed.
- Catch a live demonstration on the Demo Stage. There are multiple shows throughout the day, and the variables (people) are always changing, so results can change hour to hour!
- Submit your own myths, and you could see them being tested on future episodes of MythBusters!
On display in the expanded upstairs galleries, the exhibition overflows with hands-on props and gadgets from the show. The Fleet invites you to try your hand at busting some new myths, as well as some old favorites.
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is now open daily (including holidays!) through Monday, September 3, 2018. (open daily at 10 a.m.) Add MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to your Fleet visit: $5 Members pay just $2.95.
|No, you can not stay alive in a closed coffin for long underground.|
|No, you can not yes catch a bullet in your teeth.|
|Yes, you could possibly distract a shark by poking it in its eye.|
|Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? Yes, if the cloth is slippery and you pull fast and with a downward motion. Darwin and I were both able to complete this fun trick.|
|What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? It depends on the length of space you are trying to cover. You get wetter in long distances, walking and wetter in short distances running.|
|This lady is sitting on a swing held up by phone books! And I encouraged her companion to stand up on the swing and it was rock solid.|