The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
"The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®" now open though 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, Titanoboa, and revel at its incredible size!
Learn more about how your body works and functions, from the inside out! Walk through an enormous “working” stomach, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the digestive process. Watch surgeries being performed, featuring the techniques of Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, in the Heart Surgery Theater. Explore the systems of the human body - from defense and immunity to cardio and pulmonary, digestive and skeletal. Hear your actual heartbeat as it is translated into sound on a bass drum.
Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-‐on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
Stop by and explore the world of digital communication technology without hearing the words "If you break it, you buy it." This gallery introduces visitors to the science behind digital communications, how they work, and how they are utilized to create and share ideas and information.