This year I made a quick trip to Pacificon (hopefully I'll have a full blog post about the trip later) but I managed to squeeze in a little time on Sunday to visit with my Mom and Stepdad, who drove down from the Sacramento area to spend a bit of time together. They took me to The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose before dropping me off for my flight home. The museum was cool, but it reminded me of OMSI and seemed to be geared towards kids and the less tech-savvy. However, they had just opened up a special exhibit called Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition a day prior to our visit. It wasn't a huge exhibit, but it was obviously well thought-out and a ton of the actual props from the show were brought in for display, which are instantly recognizable to fans of the program. Most of it was interactive, and they even had a live stage show with audience participation. Given that M5 Industries is also in the Bay Area, it seems like a natural choice for The Tech to host this exhibit.
This was by far the best part of the day for me. I snapped some photos with my lousy phone camera, which are presented below. If you're a fan of the show and you are in the area, it's well worth your time to visit, and I think you can get admission separate from the main museum if you would like.
Heading to San Jose to check out the new Mythbusters exhibit at the Tech Museum. twitter.com/KariByron/stat…
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) October 11, 2012
— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) October 11, 2012