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Myth Confirmed! Fleet Science Center to host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Opening at the Fleet Science Center on February 24, 2018.

November 29, 2017

San Diego, CAThe Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing the scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its way to the Fleet Science Center in February 2018.

 

The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for visitors of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In the original MythBusters show, 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.

 

Visitors at the Fleet Science Center 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:

 

·         The 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. 

 

·         The Workshop—This is the place where visitors turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Visitors discover whether they get more wet running versus walking in the rain and find out if toast really does always land buttered-side down.

 

·         The Live MythBusters Demonstration Stage—Here, visitors have the opportunity to view and participate in live science demonstrations that dissect myths with the help of a team of energetic MythBusting facilitators.

 

“MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition challenges learners of all ages to

use scientific methods to expose the truth behind their favorite myths,” said Steve Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center. “In their quest for truth at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will engage with hands-on, interactive experiments and become scientists to test their curiosity-driven hypotheses with inventive—and out-of-the-box—methods.”

 

For more information on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit www.FleetScience.org.

 

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 Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation is a sponsor of the exhibition at the Fleet Science Center.

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To schedule an interview or a media preview of Myth Busters: The Explosive Exhibition, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.

 

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About MythBusters:

MYTHBUSTERS, which first launched on Discovery Channel in 2003, was 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. MythBusters re-launched in November 2017 on Science Channel with new hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung. 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 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.

 

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About the Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond—in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar. In the community, we provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Craveology. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego’s science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at fleetscience.org.