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Got your attention? OK, so your kids (or, let’s be honest, you) won’t actually be able to make things explode. But there’s still plenty of neat stuff to experiment with at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science‘s MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

Based on the Discovery Channel show, the interactive exhibit teaches visitors about the scientific process–by testing, repeating, trying another method—without being in-your-face-obvious that it’s a learning experience. TV show co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were involved in the creation of the traveling exhibit (which features some props from the set and TV monitors displaying experiments from actual episodes). “This exhibit is more about the process you undergo than it is about ‘What is the answer?'” says senior educator/coordinator Eddie Goldstein. “You get a good idea of how you do science. And it’s a great place for having fun.”

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Four not-to-be-missed experiments:

If only high school science class had been so entertaining.

Details: Tickets cost $16 (junior/student) to $22 (adults) and include museum admission and the special exhibit. These are all timed tickets—to ensure there aren’t too many people in the space at once—so reservations are encouraged. MythBusters will be open through January 5.

—Images: © Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Daliah Singer, 5280 Contributor

Daliah Singer is an award-winning writer and editor based in Denver. You can find more of her work at daliahsinger.com.

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