The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not at Discovery Science Center

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The only thing more fascinating than Robert Ripley’s legendary collection of oddities, anomalies, and fantastic feats is the science behind them! The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not is open to the public at Discovery Science Center now through January 5th, 2014.

This family-friendly exhibit will intrigue guests of all ages as they learn the science that makes the impossible, possible.

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not will showcase various objects and wonders of Ripley’s famous collection. Visitors can crawl through a giant life-size model snake, Titanoboa, experiment with optical and auditory illusions, or marvel at sculptures so small they can fit on the head of a needle!

This hands-on exhibit offers experiments, challenges, computer interactive and multimedia experiences that allow visitors of all ages to experience the extraordinary findings of Ripley while discovering their own passion for exploration.  Visitors of varying interests are sure to find something curious to see as they explore through the pieces that comprise the many findings of Robert Ripley.

Measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches tall! See a calf with two faces, a 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!

Don’t miss your chance to explore The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and get the facts on the truly unbelievable!

Adult admissions to the Discovery Science Center for adults & children (ages 3-17) tickets can be purchased at the science center or online. Prices are as follows: adult ($15.95), senior ($12.95), and children 3-14 ($12.95). The Discovery Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Before you plan your trip, you should know that the first Tuesday of every month is Santa Ana Free Day. & You should realize that these days are especially busy days to visit!

xoxo, K

image via The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not at Discovery Science Center


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