Museum of Science and Industry

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

March 15, 2012 - September 3, 2012

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This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Main Level, Temporary Exhibit East
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This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

Word to the whys. And what ifs. And have you heards.

Why does dropped toast always seem to land butter-side down? What if a plane tried taking off on a conveyor belt moving in the opposite direction? Have you heard that you can make a canoe out of duct tape? Our inner schoolyard scientist can consider things like this all day long, but to separate appearance from reality, we must use the scientific method of observation, measurement and testing. 

Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series MythBusters specializes in subjecting wild ideas to some wildly entertaining experiments. No strangers to illusions themselves, MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bring their expertise in special effects—along with co-hosts Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara and Kari Byron—to relentlessly bust or confirm myths through the scientific method.

Think you need to know the show to get into the action? That's your first myth to bust. Just like the series, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition shows you how to uncover the truth or myth behind everything from blowing down a brick house to staying dry in the rain by running. Try a dozen hands-on experiments that will get your heart and mind racing, watch live MythBusting demonstrations, and explore authentic props and gadgets direct from the MythBusters set. Put your scientific curiosity into action in the world-premiere MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, now open through September 3, 2012.

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Discounts available for groups of 15 or more! To book your group or find out more information, please contact groupsales(at) or call (773) 947-3179.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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