DENVER (CBS4) – One of the most popular shows on TV is the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” and starting this week anybody can become a part of the “mythbusting” world.
CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody got a preview of the new exhibit coming to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
“’Mythbusters’ is one of those great go-to TV shows. When there’s nothing else to watch — find this — and you can see experiments and gags and lots of things blowing up,” Moody said. “Does TV really get any better? And to walk through it all — see it up close and personal — well, that’s the best.”
Moody said he loves the new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. When first walking into the exhibit, there’s all kinds of props from the show, including Buster, who gets put through all kinds of explosions.
There are also blueprints from the show itself and the famous “chicken gun” that was used to fire frozen and thawed chickens at the windshields of airplanes.
It’s a great interactive exhibit as well. Can you build a house that can withstand a gust of wind? How long would it take you to change into your superhero suit in a phone booth? Do you get wetter walking or running through the rain? Also, how fast can you react to dodge a bullet? How long can you hang on the ledge of a building? Can you get an airplane to take off from a conveyor belt? You can, but it takes forever.
At the end there’s even a live show that you can be a part of.
“This is a blast. This is one of the best exhibits the Denver Museum of Nature and Science has ever had – ‘Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition.’ You’re going to love it,” Moody said.
“Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” with all its interactive fun opens Friday, Oct. 11 and runs through Jan. 5. Tickets are timed to control crowd size in the exhibit, so get reservations now. Ticket prices are higher for those not members of the museum.
“What great timing because the kids get out for the Thanksgiving break and Christmas break,” Moody said.
– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.