Fact, Fiction and FUN at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, photos by Jill Footz

Kids, don’t try this at home… Try it at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton!

Does toast ALWAYS fall butter side down? Exactly how long can you hang from a window ledge?? Can you pull the tablecloth out from under a fully set table without breaking a dish??? Don’t let your floors and your fine china fall victim any more – head to the TELUS World of Science Edmonton for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to find answers to these burning questions and more!

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

MythBusters paraphernalia, photo by Jill Footz

Fans of Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series will love this exhibit. There’s plenty of MythBusters’ paraphernalia, including TV clips and remnants from actual experiments conducted on the show. Kids of all ages will love it too – there’s nothing but cool stuff to play with every time you turn around, and almost all of it is stuff Mom would NEVER let you do at home!

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

The buttered toast test, photo by Jill Footz

My kids couldn’t get enough of the buttered toast test. We had stacks of the “bread” lined up and ran multiple tests at each of the four dropping stations.

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

The tablecloth pull, photo by Jill Footz

My husband and I each gave the tablecloth pull a try, and managed to keep most of the settings intact. Things got a little messier when the girls tried. Thank goodness for plastic plates!

Mythbusters: the explosive Exhibition

The Big Bad Wolf experiment, photo by Jill Footz

The Big Bad Wolf display alone could keep kids occupied for the day. Our two were quite contest to stack and re-stack various combinations of the three brick options available and pop their “houses” into the wind tunnel to see if they could withstand a huffing and a puffing. (Spoiler alert – most of them did not!)

Mythbusters: the explosive exhibition

How long can you hang? Photo by Jill Footz

The ledge hang was a top draw for all of us. My four-year-old daughter surprised us all with how long she hung on! Only daddy could beat her.

Mythbusters: the explosive exhibition

Superhero quick-change, photo by Jill Footz

That’s just the start of the myths you can bust. Can a swing suspended by phone books hold your weight? Can you change in a phone booth as fast as Superman? How well can you drive “blind” while someone else gives you directions? Only you can answer those questions when you visit this fun and interactive display.

Mythbusters: The explosive exhibition

Can an airplane take off from a moving conveyer belt? Photo by Jill Footz

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition is on at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton until September 2, 2019. There is no extra fee to access the gallery – it’s included with your Science Centre membership or day pass. Bonus – Friday, May 24, 2019 is Late Night Access night at TWOSE. Enjoy MythBusters and all the other galleries until 9 pm!

Mythbusters: the Explosive exhibition

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, photo by Jill Footz

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition:

When: Until September 2, 2019
Time: Sundays to Thursdays & Holidays 9 am to 5 pm, Fridays & Saturdays 9 am to 6 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science Edmonton, 11211 – 142 Street, Edmonton
Cost: Included with Science Centre admission

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