The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Feb 10, 2014 - May 04, 2014
What's even more amazing than Robert Ripley's legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them.

"The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®" now open through May 4, presents an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Go places you’ve never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable. Crawl through a life-size model of the prehistoric snake, measure up against the world's tallest man, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches tall, see a calf with two faces, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks, a portrait of Einstein made of toast, and so much more!

Exhibition highlights:
- Extreme biology
- The Wonderful World of Ripley
- Weird World - Past and Present
- Cultural Practices
- Gallery of the Unexpected
- Perceptions and Illusions

Be sure not to miss our Ripley's unbelievable weekends!

Ripley's Unbelievable Weekend events include:

Unbelievable World
April 26 – April 27, 2014
We live on an amazing planet that is full of incredible phenomena, which may appear unbelievable at a first glance. Learn about how different our earth was in the past from the present.

May the Fourth be with you! - Unbelievable Star Wars
Farewell to Ripley's!
May 4, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The last day of "The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®" will be epic! Join us on May 4 for Unbelievable Star Wars from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Two additional amazing pieces from the Ripley’s collection, Darth Vader and C3PO heads made out of computer keys, will be on display! Did you know a lightsaber used in the film “Star Wars” traveled into space on board the Space Shuttle Discovery? Find out more unbelievable facts about “Star Wars” and learn the science of Star Wars with activities throughout the day in the Science Center. You can even dress up as your favorite Star Wars character to celebrate the day, believe it or not!

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"The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!" is produced by Science North, presented locally by APS, The Arizona Republic and, and is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries.


Admission Non-Members Members
Kids (3-17) 21.95 8
Adults 28.95 10
Seniors (62+) 25.95 10
Pricing includes all-day general admission.