I’ve always been a sucker for pop culture inspired museum exhibitions. From Harry Potter to Lego, these exhibitions bring a contemporary feel to institutions that seem to only value the past. Seeing pop culture icons among historical artifacts makes me question what our cultural legacy will be. One such exhibition I’m excited for is the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters: The Explosive Exposition. The exhibition debuts at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California from June 14 – September 7, 2014. The exhibition will continue to tour throughout 2015.
If you’re not familiar with the Mythbusters television show, the premise revolves around the co-hosts using scientific investigation to debunk commonly held assumptions or urban legends. Co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, were heavily involved with the development of the exhibition.
Mythbusters guests will learn about myths and experimenting 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’ set, this room acts as an introduction to MythBusting and 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 can view and participate in live science demonstrations that dissect myths with the help of a team of MythBusting facilitators.
Ticket prices, hours, and dates may vary. For more information on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit MythBustersTheExhibition.com.