‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

March 19, 2012 | by aharris

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert.

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.

It was great to spend time with all of the people who’ve literally spent years of hard work to make this vision come to life: our Discovery Commerce team, the folks at Exhibits Development Group, Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, our MythBusters hosts and producers and, of course, the Museum of Science and Industry. I had a blast (pun intended) at the exhibit and definitely recommend it to children, adults and MythBusters fans everywhere. The exhibit will remain at MSI through September 3, 2012 and will then continue to tour 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The next stop: The Tech Museum in San Jose, California.

To learn more about the exhibit, check out some of the photos from last week’s launch:

Discovery's Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette, Introduces the 'MythBusters' at a Special Premiere Party on Wednesday Night

Discovery's Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette, Introduces the 'MythBusters' at a Special Premiere Party on Wednesday Night

Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari and Tory at the Exhibit Opening

Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari and Tory at the Exhibit Opening

Grant Imahara Prepares to Test Dodging a Bullet

Grant Imahara Prepares to Test Dodging a Bullet

Adam and Jamie with the Two Lucky Winners of a Contest to Attend the Opening of the Exhibit     Adam and Jamie with the Two Lucky Winners of a Contest to Attend the Opening of the Exhibit

Adam and Jamie with the Two Lucky Winners of a Contest to Attend the Opening of the Exhibit

Kari Byron Adds Her Score to the 'Cliffhanger' Portion of the Exhibit

Kari Byron Adds Her Score to the 'Cliffhanger' Portion of the Exhibit

The MythBusters Sign Autographs for Fans at MSI

The MythBusters Sign Autographs for Fans at MSI

The MythBusters Also Participated in a Special Discovery Education LIVE! Event with Chicago Public Schools Designed to Get Kids Excited about STEM Education & Careers

The MythBusters Also Participated in a Special Discovery Education LIVE! Event with Chicago Public Schools Designed to Get Kids Excited about STEM Education & Careers


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    Dont quite know how these blogs work. But couldn’t locate the episode about  “Duct Tape Gilligan’s Island”  Very very disappointed how this program implies these two guys crafted a Stetson hat and a canoe! I’m sure a hundred pigmy natives better known as set crew built the hat, the shoes and the canoe in the breakaway shots! These two milky toasts sure didn’t!