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  • See the real science behind the unbelievable!

    Tickets must be purchased in advance to see The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    • See a life-sized model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoba, and revel at its incredible size!
    • Marvel at the height of the tallest man that ever lived.
    • See a calf with two faces, a megalodon shark jaw, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks, a portrait of Einstein made of toast and more.
    • Celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Ripley, the explorer and adventurer!

    Your Unbelievable adventure awaits!

    What’s even more amazing than Robert Ripley’s legendary compendium of oddities, anomilies and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them!

    This exhibition is an adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts.

  • Prepare for an incredible journey, where the unbelievable will be explained by science!

    Your students will feel dwarfed by some of the world’s largest organisms, and invaded by some of the smallest, as they discover the science behind our planet’s most extreme biology. Next, they'll discover the Wonderful World of Mr. Ripley, an explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world, collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered. Students will hear from the adventurer himself about what drove his curiosity into the unknown, and see some of the actual objects that he collected.

    Your class' Unbelievable adventure awaits!

    Download the Educator Guide to access Lesson Plans and Worksheets to enhance your class' exhibition experience.


    Best Curriculum Fit:

    Grade 1:

    • GLE 1-2: Students will describe materials and objects that have been observed and manipulated, and identify what was done and found out.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

    Grade 2:

    • GLE 2-1: Students will investigate, with guidance, the nature of things, demonstrating an understanding of the procedures followed.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify materials used and how they were used.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

    Grade 3:

    • GLE 3-1: Students will investigate the nature of things, demonstrating purposeful action that leads to observations and inferences.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify materials used and how they were used.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will state an inference, based on observations.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

    Grade 4:

    • GLE 4-1: Students will investigate the nature of things, demonstrating purposeful action that leads to inferences supported by observations.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify materials used and how they were used.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will state an inference, based on observations.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify possible applications of what was learned.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

    Grade 5:

    • GLE 5-2: Students will recognize the importance of accuracy in observation and measurement.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify materials used and how they were used.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify variables that need to be held constant to ensure a fair test.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will state an inference, based on results. The inference will identify a cause and effect relationship that is supported by observations
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify possible applications of what was learned.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

    Grade 6:

    • GLE 6-2: Students will recognize the importance of accuracy in observation and measurement.
    • SLE Focus: Students will ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify one or more ways of finding answers to given questions.
    • SLE Explore and Investigate: Students will identify variables: − identify the variable to be manipulated − identify variables to be held constant − identify the variable that will be observed (responding variable)
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will state an inference, based on results. The inference will identify a cause and effect relationship that is supported by observations
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify possible applications of what was learned.
    • SLE Reflect and Interpret: Students will identify new questions that arise from what was learned.

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July 8

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July 8

All Ages

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Feature Exhibition Gallery

July 8

All Ages

Pre-Purchase Ticket Necessary

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The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! is a registered trademark of Ripley Entertainment Inc. The Science of Ripley’s Believe it Not! Is produced by Science North and Ripley Entertainment Inc.

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