The new special exhibition The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – a joint production between Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Science North – is set to open to the public at the Arizona Boardwalk entertainment destination on Feb. 9.
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! presents a collection of objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for visitors to explore the real science behind the unbelievable and interesting, according to a press release.
Children can crawl through a life-size model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoboa, and revel at its size while teens can be amazed by the tiny size of a Peel Car, as adults marvel at intricate micro-sculptures small enough to fit in the eye of a needle.
The science that underlies every Ripley’s Believe It or Not! story is more amazing than Robert Ripley’s legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats, the release said.
“The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a fantastic exhibition combining unbelievable world oddities with real science,” said Ran Knishinsky, Arizona Boardwalk chief marketing officer and managing partner, in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to offer this fun and engaging family-friendly exhibition that will not just entertain our guests but is likely to spark their imaginations and teach them something new about the extraordinary.”
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! allows guests to measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches (2.72 m) tal; see a calf with two faces, an enormous megalodon shark jaw, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks, and a portrait of Einstein made of toast.
Experience some of the world’s most perplexing optical illusions, investigate incredible examples of body modification and celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Ripley, the explorer and adventurer, noted the release.
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! replaces Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Arizona Boardwalk and runs until the summer of 2022. This exhibition will be open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily and is located on the second floor oat the entertainment destination, adjacent to OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland. The last entry time for guests is 45 minutes before closing.
Safety protocols that align with local and state health recommendations and mandates will be in place including limiting capacity in the exhibit for proper social distancing. Masks/face coverings are required. The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is funded in part by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
Arizona Boardwalk is hosting a grand opening special for tickets: $21.95 for adults and $16.95 for children (ages 2-12) at the exhibit’s on-site ticket window. Beginning Feb. 2, guests can purchase tickets online at www.RipleysAZ.com and save 20% -- $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.