Can you drop a penny off a tall building and kill someone it hits on the sidewalk? Is it possible to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon? Does toast always fall butter side up? Can you kill someone by throwing a playing card at them? These myths are all around us. There’s always some urban legend, rumor, or myth, that plagues our consciousness, just begging to be answered and the MythBusters are just the team to find the answer.
The MythBuster TV show first aired in 2003 capturing inquisitive minds everywhere! DH and I were in university and in between studying and working, we indulged in this exciting show. We loved how it took great lengths by consulting scientists and other experts to get to the truth of the matter. They always took you step by step along the process, explaining what equipment, tools, and supplies they were using to complete the experiment in a scientific manner. The experiments were always conducted in a safe, scientific and responsible way and they always explained why people believed the myth in the first place.
What if I could tell you that you can take MythBusting into your own hands?
Although they say “Don’t try this at home!”, they never said you couldn’t try it at the Ontario Science Center!
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Running June 5 to September 13, 2015 at The Ontario Science Center
*Additional charge applies
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 intensive background. Now you too can become true MythBusters. The new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition was created to ignite scientific curiosity and experimentation. Visitors will be able to see gadgets, props and blueprints used in the actual filming and experimentation done on the show, as well as have the opportunity to participate in a series of fun, hands on experiments.
Having children ranging from age 3 to age 9, it can sometimes be difficult to find activities that entertain the entire family, this exhibit managed to do so! We loved the hands on ability. It allowed the kids to get a good understand why things happen the way they do and it got their minds to predict what would happen next! Each child had a favourite exhibit.
DD3 loved testing the theory of the Big Bad Wolf. As you can probably guess, she built a miniature house using different materials then subjected it to a wind tunnel to see how it would fair. Bring it to life made this an exciting event for her!
DS7 loves superheros. It was no surprised when he tried to race against the clock to see if he could change as quickly as Clark Kent as he was changing into superman in a telephone booth. How fast could you do it? We are sure that Superman must really be Super to accomplish this task!
DS9 found the rain drop experiment the most fascinating. The question was “do you get wetter if you walk or run through the rain?’. There was a rain tunnel set up and two people go through it. One would walk and one would run. Who do you think got wetter? The results came down to rain droplets on your t-shirt under a black light.
If you are looking for a way to get your children engaged in the world of science, I highly recommend taking a day trip to the Ontario Science Center yourself and busting some of your favourite myths!
This exhibition tour will visit 15 total cities within the US and Canada. For more information about MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit http://MythBustertheExhibiton.com.