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 Biology
April 5 – April 6, 2014
Explore the science behind the most extreme animals to have ever lived in “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®” and learn about genetic mutations all weekend along! Saturday, guests will be able to learn more about one of the world’s cutest animals - guinea pigs! At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ira Bennett, ASU-CSPO will speak at Nano and You: Emerging nano technologies and what that means for you. Also, as part of Nano Days, help build a carbon nanotube out of balloons, copper-plating a nickel and learn about thin-film solar panels!

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.

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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.