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MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Put Myths to the Test!

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Running in the Rain
Running in the Rain
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Table Top Chaos
Table Top Chaos
Cliff Hanger
Cliff Hanger

Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test—just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show has done for years!

  • 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 our expanded upstairs galleries, the exhibition will overflow 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.


Add MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to your Fleet visit for just $5! Members pay just $2.95.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Fleet Science Center ticket counter (open daily at 10 a.m.) and online at

Learn more about the value of a Fleet membership here.


MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be open daily (including holidays!) through January 6th, 2019.


“An extraordinary experience that reinforces scientific thinking. Loads of fun.” —

“Go now.... even if you don't have kids because that's how cool the Mythbusters exhibit is.” —

"All in all, it's a really cool exhibit for anyone who likes a bit of hands-on experimentation, but for fans of the TV show, it's a must-see." —WIRED

“Even young kids who have not seen a single show can learn a lot from this interactive exhibit.” —Science ACEs

“Like the television show, the exhibit is fun, exciting, educational and, yes, a bit wacky.” —



MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is organized by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with Discovery Communications and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; MythBusters Developed and Produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.


Generously sponsored in part by:



This exhibition is also available en Español