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Review- MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

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Always wanted to spend a day as a MythBuster? Well, now you can through January fifth at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Uncover the truths behind so many myths and get hands-on, scientific experience.

The Features

Guest will be right in on the fun with hands-on experiences and live demonstrations.

It all begins with co-hosts Adam and Jamie who appear via video teaching their important and intriguing experimentation methods.

Rooms then present you with a replica of the Myth Busters set showcasing sixty artifacts handpicked by the Mythbusters themselves just for you. There is even a blueprint book that lets you view diagrams of exciting experiments that have been featured on the show.

The Workshop

Here, you get to jump in and test out experiments for yourself. Set up in a free-flowing style, visitors can pick and choose what to enjoy. Use that curiosity and those investigative skills to start with a question and seek the best answer.

Here are some of my favorite parts of the exhibit!

Running in the Rain: We’ve all been there: stuck in a rainstorm without an umbrella and the urge to make a run for it. Will running really keep you drier? Here’s your chance to find out. You and a partner move through a 20-foot shed, in which it’s actually raining. One of you walks, the other runs. When you come out the other side, you’ll be able to compare degrees of dampness. To help you spot all those raindrops in true MythBusters science fashion, you’ll have a blacklight, a fluorescence microscopy filter, and the exhibition’s special rain recipe, which allows the water to glow and makes it easy to determine how wet you got.

Cliff Hanger: How would you stack up against an action hero or stunt man? The Cliff Hanger interactive lets you find out. Hang from a ledge by your fingers and see how long you last. A timer will kick in with the pressure from your body, and you can even test how a change in the depth of the cliff alters your results.

Tablecloth Chaos: What will happen when you try to pull a tablecloth off a fully set table? Find out by setting your table with our nonbreakable dishes and then using Newton’s first law of motion to find the correct angle and speed to pull your tablecloth from under the place
setting—without disturbing a dish.

Dodge a Bullet: Police dramas make it look easy, but is it possible? You’ll test your reaction time in this experiment. Stand against the wall until the motion sensor recognizes your presence. At an unexpected time, a strobe light will “fire” and time how quickly you’re able to
move out of its path.

  • Review- MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Join On Stage

After you have your experiments complete, you can be part of the group MythBusting session. This 10-minute demonstration will help you better understand and explore the scientific method as you witness it in progress.

After visiting the exhibition, there is a site for you to continue honing your MythBusting skills at home!

Tickets

MythBusters Tickets are $7 for adult members $6 for juniors and seniors. Non-members can visit for $22, $16 for juniors and seniors. This includes Museum Admission.

Group reservations are available by phone.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO

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