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The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – now booking until 2021

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

The travelling exhibit The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will stay on the road until 2021. Currently entertaining visitors to the Discovery Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the exhibition sold out at locations across North America in 2018.

Created by Science North in partnership with Ripley Entertainment, it has appeared at 17 different museums, science centres and other institutions since 2013.

This highly interactive travelling exhibit piques the public’s natural interest and curiosity as they explore the real science behind the unbelievable. Through experiments, challenges, touchable specimens, real artefacts, interactives and multimedia experiences, visitors of all ages are able to explore a world of astonishing wonders.

Snakes, sword swallowing and the world’s tallest man

Highlights include of The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! include:


  • A chance to crawl through a model of the largest snake that had ever lived
  • See the world from the perspective of the world’s tallest man
  • Discover how it is biologically possible to safely swallow a sword
  • Find out more about the practice of eating insects, entomophagy, by ordering an insect dish at the Bug Bistro
  • Hear from Robert Ripley himself and learn about what drove his curiosity into the unknown

The exhibition continues its current run in Halifax until April 24. It then moves to Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas, opening from May 26 to September 3. Beyond that, it has been extended from this fall right through until summer 2021. To lease the 6,000 sq exhibition for your venue, contact Science North.

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Owen Ralph

Owen Ralph

As a Lead Features Writer for blooloop, Owen brings with him two decades of experience covering the amusement and attractions industry for trade publications, including World’s Fair, Coinslot International, Kirmes & Park Revue and Park World, where he spent 15 years as Editor. He is currently a member of the IAAPA EMEA Education Subcommittee.

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