Put popular myths to the test!

Can you really huff, puff, and blow a house down? Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier, running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test—just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show has done for years!

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition includes live demonstrations, visitor participation, and spectacular sets and experiences from the TV show. On display in our largest gallery, the exhibit overflows with hands-on props and gadgets from the show.

Teachers: See how the exhibition connects to science standards here.

MythBusters is a premium exhibition, available with a Premium Pass or Combination Pass.

Visitor info

How much time for exhibit?
90 minutes
Fourth Floor
Available with Premium Pass or Combination Pass

Tell your friends!


  • Change outfits like a superhero!
  • Try to stay dry in the rain!
  • See if the tablecloth trick really works!
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition© is organized by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with Discovery Communications and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; MythBusters Developed and Produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.

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