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Fleet Science Center to host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Opening February 24, 2018.

February 13, 2018


MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Change like a Superhero
Change Like a Superhero
Running in the Rain
Running in the Rain
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Table Top Chaos
Table Top Chaos
Cliff Hanger
Cliff Hanger

San Diego, CA—The 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 Fleet Science Center in February, 2018.

Does toast always land butter-side down? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visitors learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about 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 first part of the exhibition to encounter is the Blueprint Room. The Blueprint Room is based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic 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. 

Following the Blueprint Room is the Workshop. The Workshop is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. In this room, visitors can test over a dozen topics expanding upon the myths seen on MythBusters, such as:

·         Airplane on a Conveyor Belt explores how an airplane can take off in one direction while it’s on a conveyer belt that is moving in the opposite direction at the same speed.

·         Butter Side Up encourages participants to test if a dropped piece of toast always lands butter side down.

·         Big Bad Wolf explores how the “Three Little Pigs” fairy tale told us that the Big Bad Wolf was incapable of blowing down a house of bricks. How do the bricks really stack up?

·         Running in the Rain invites participants to test if running, rather than walking, in the rain can really keep you drier.

·         Tablecloth Chaos lets visitors find the correct angle and speed to pull a tablecloth from under the place setting—without disturbing a dish.

 

In addition to individual experimentation, guests can visit the Live Demonstration Stage to view and participate in science demonstrations that explore different myths, with the help of a team of energetic MythBusting facilitators.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition challenges learners of all ages to use scientific methods to expose the truth behind their favorite myths,” said Steve Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center. “In their quest for truth at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will engage with hands-on, interactive experiments and become scientists to test their curiosity-driven hypotheses with inventive—and out-of-the-box—methods.”

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be at the Fleet Science Center from February 24, 2018, through September 3, 2018. For more information, visit www.fleetscience.org.

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. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Fleet Science Center is generously sponsored in part by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Solar Turbines and the City of San Diego.

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The Fleet is pleased to have Geoffrey Curley and Amy Seitz available for interview in conjunction with the exhibition. To schedule an interview or a media preview of Myth Busters: The Explosive Exhibition, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.

Geoffrey M. Curley

Mr. Curley is currently Principal of the exhibition development and design firm, Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, LLC (GMC+A) where he is the creative and project lead for all of GMC+A’s exhibition projects in development and on tour.

Geoffrey Curley’s experience in developing exhibitions began at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, where his work included developing MSI’s touring and temporary exhibitions. The breadth of topics and content has provided opportunities to work with exceptional partners in science, culture and design around the globe.

As a professional theatre artist, Mr. Curley has designed scenery, lights and costumes seen over the past twenty-five years throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on the stage and screen, as well as in photography. Mr. Curley has been an adjunct professor at DePaul University and Grinnell College. He is privileged to have held the position of Artistic Director of Roadworks Production where he introduced Chicago to new works by some of American’s greatest playwrights. He was also one of the founders of Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago’s leading children’s theatre company. Mr. Curley has been honored with over a dozen nominations and awards for his theatre and exhibition work.

Amy Noble Seitz, Founder & CEO

Native of Minnesota, Ms. Seitz founded Exhibits Development Group in 2006 to support international cultural exchange within museums, private foundations, and exhibition organizers in the placement and management of traveling exhibitions.  In 2008, EDG expanded operations in Washington D.C. with the addition of EDG’s development arm that includes the exhibition development team, curatorial, and registrar services to complement the traveling exhibition portfolio developed and managed by EDG, and its museum partners. 

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FOR MEDIA ONLY:

You're invited to the VIP/Media Preview Party!

Members of the media are invited to join us for our VIP/Media Preview Party for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and an exclusive sneak peek of MythBusters!

If you and a guest would like to attend, please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below. Please RSVP by February 16. Space is limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vip-premiere-party-for-mythbusters-the-explosive-exhibition-tickets-42018078203

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About MythBusters

MYTHBUSTERS, which first launched on Discovery Channel in 2003, is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. 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) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit 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.

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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™. In the community, we also provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility.For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.