Thursday, February 29, 2024

PHOTO ESSAY: MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition (Part 1)

San Jose, CA, USA — On November 29, 2012, InPark Magazine News Editor Joe Kleiman paid a visit to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. The exhibit is a co-production of the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, Beyond Entertainment, Discovery Communications, Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, and Exhibits Development Group.  It is split into four parts: The Blueprint Room, featuring props from the television show; The Workroom, with interactive experiments; the MythBusting Demonstration Stage, a particapatory stage show; and a retail area which includes the opportunity to purchase green screen photos. Because of the size of its exhibit space and proximity to the Mythbusters studios in the Bay Area, the Tech is featuring additional props not seen elsewhere, such as a full scale duct tape airplane.  The exhibition continues through January 6 and then opens at Portland’s Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in February.  Special thanks to Tim Ritchie, Joy Pedersen, Bill Bailor, Michelle Thompson-Duncan, John Angle, Pete Adams, and the rest of The Tech’s staff.  All photos by Joe Kleiman.


MythBusters Cast photo at exhibit entrance
Mechanical Shark in Blueprint Room
Jetpack in Blueprint Room
Hindenburg Coffin in Blueprint Room
Arrow Machine Gun in Blueprint Room
Green Screen Photo Stage
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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