Tickets for serious myth-busting fun go on sale November 29
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its way to the Ontario Science Centre in June 2015.
The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or busting myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. Savage and Hyneman were heavily involved in developing the exhibition to ensure visitors 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 exhibition."
"MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition provides interactive experiences that highlight the role of science in everyday life and show just how much fun science experiments can be, which is what the Ontario Science Centre is all about," said Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "We invite children and adults alike to sharpen their curiosity and experimental skills and become MythBusters for a day."
Visitors will learn how to test myths using the scientific method 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:
- Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters' television stage 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.
- Workshop – This is the place where visitors turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Discover whether you 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 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.
"Seeing fan enthusiasm about the Mythbusters exhibition makes us very excited to bring it to the Ontario Science Centre," said Amy Noble Seitz, founder and CEO of Exhibits Development Group. "We truly hope this exhibition will spur scientific curiosity, thought and experimentation for all ages."
Tickets are on sale now at OntarioScienceCentre.ca. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition opens June 19, 2015 and closes September 13, 2015. Admission to the exhibition, which includes general admission to the Science Centre's exhibition halls, is $27 for adults; $21 for seniors and youth (ages 65+ and 13-17); $15.50 for children (ages 3-12). All members $2.50 each.
The exhibition tour will visit 15 total cities within the U.S. and Canada. For more information about MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit MythBustersTheExhibition.com.
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.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 49 million visitors, with an interactive approach that is the model for Science Centres around the world. It is a venue for public dialogue about science and society, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
MYTHBUSTERS, which first launched on Discovery Channel in 2003, is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. 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. 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.
SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
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