The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center {family ticket giveaway}

If you’ve ever visited a Ripley’s Believe It of Not! museum or read one of their books, you know the collection of oddities, anomalies, and fantastic feats is like no other. For the first time, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is bringing a traveling exhibition to Arizona as part of their joint production with Science North. The stop at the Arizona Science Center is third in a nationwide touring exhibit. Guests get the opportunity to explore the amazing oddities while learning the science behind each piece. 

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not at the Arizona Science Center

I was invited to visit the exhibit before it opened to the public and was able to chat with Edward Meyer, the Vice President of Ripley’s Archives and Exhibits. Along with his team, he is responsible for hand picking all the incredibly unusual artifacts that appear in the museums and books. While talking to Edward I learned he has worked for Ripley’s from the summer he graduated college. It was his very first job and he thought he was applying to simply catalog cartoons. He had no idea that job would define his entire career.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Vice President Edward Meyer

Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Archives & Exhibits, and I

The exhibition is full of many different pieces that will intrigue visitors of all ages. One of my favorite areas of the exhibit is the Bug Bistro where visitors can learn about how insects are prepared for human consumption. 

Bug Bistro at The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center

Visitors can measure themselves against the world’s tallest man, Robert Waldrow, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches. 

world's tallest man at The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center

The life-size models of 10 of the world’s smallest vertebrate animals will keep you entertained as you search for the tiny animals. 

find tiny creatures atThe Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center

My daughter’s favorite attraction was the life-size model of the prehistoric snake Titanoboa. 

giant snake at The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It of Not! is sponsored locally by APS and The Arizona Republic. The exhibition is located on Level 3 of the Arizona Science Center in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery. The exhibition is open February 10 – May 4, 2014. Tickets are $28.95 (adult), $25.95 (senior), and $21.95 (child). Tickets include general admission to the Arizona Science Center. Member exhibit tickets are $10 (adult) and $8 (child). 

The Arizona Science Center is giving a Brie Brie Blooms reader a family four pack of tickets to the science center and Ripley’s exhibit. Good luck!

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not at the Arizona Science Center family ticket giveaway

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Learn more about The Science of Ripley’s Believe It of Not! exhibition by connecting with The Arizona Science Center on Facebook and Twitter.

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