The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ® Opens May 19, 2018
5/15/2018 8:13:47 AM

JACKSON – Believe It or Not!® ... it is here! MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will host the exhibition, “The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! ®”, from May 19, 2018 - September 9, 2018. The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not!®.

The exhibition allows visitors to explore the real science behind the unbelievable - which is even more amazing than Robert Ripley's legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies, and fantastic feats. Measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man! See a calf with two faces, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks, and a portrait of Einstein made of toast, plus experience some of the world's most perplexing optical illusions!

“We are excited to bring this fantastic exhibition to the museum and we have planned a summer full of related special events such as Believe It or Not® Fun Fridays, Bizarre Bazaar, and Curiosity Days!” says Museum Director Charles Knight. On opening day, visitors can also experience the “Get Your Feet Wet” event featuring a “back stage look” behind PBS’s “Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles” television series.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! is funded in part by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a production of Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and Ripley Entertainment Inc. Ripley's Believe It or Not!® and Believe It or Not!® are registered trademarks of Ripley Entertainment Inc. The exhibit is sponsored locally by: the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Entergy, Nissan, The Chisholm Foundation, Ergon, and other generous sponsors.

Visit or call 601-576-6000. Activities subject to change. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow us on social media at: and and


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