The Science Of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Comments 103 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bringing the weird and wonderful world of Mr. Robert Ripley to British Columbia, beginning January 25, TELUS World of Science is hosting the celebrated travelling exhibition, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Featuring the curious collections of the extraodinary explorer, the exhibition reveals how science can unlock secrets and explain the unexplainable. The exhibition is presented by Save-On-Foods and will be open until April 22, 2018.

The Science Of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science
When: January 25 – April 22, 2018

standing within the massive jaws of a megalodon shark
Pose for a photo while standing within the massive jaws of a megalodon shark, an extinct species that was the largest predatory shark to have ever lived.

An adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! includes real artifacts, experiments, touchable specimens, along with computer interactive and multimedia experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most extreme animals that have ever lived, dive into the complexities of human biology and marvel at the seemingly impossible collection of remarkable objects that Mr. Ripley collected as he travelled the world.

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! welcomes visitors to explore the wonders of science and nature through themed zones, including:

Extreme Biology: Feel dwarfed by some of the world’s largest organisms and invaded by some of the smallest—discover the science behind our planet’s most extreme biology.

The Wonderful World of Ripley: Discover the extraordinary world of Mr Robert Ripley, an adventurer who travelled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered.

Weird World—Past and Present: From geologic formations such as gigantic mineral crystals, to exploding killer lakes, uncover the scientific explanation behind every wonder of the natural world.

Cultural Practices: Investigate extraordinary body modification techniques practiced by cultures around the world and how these aesthetic changes affect the functioning of the human body.

Gallery of the Unexpected: Explore objects that represent Mr. Ripley’s legacy of inspiring people to create unique art and collect unusual things.

Perceptions and Illusions: Learn how illusions exploit the way our brains process sensory information to turn them into images or sounds we can comprehend, impacting how we perceive the world around us.

Enter to Win

I have a 4 pack of tickets to give away to The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, January 29, 2018. Follow Science World on Twitter and Facebook for the latest event information.

Update The winner is Bernadine!

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103 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Sandra PinkTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 9:47am PST

    A great learning experience for the whole family.

  2. TaniaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 11:05am PST

    Such a fun place to visit

  3. RinoTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 11:07am PST

    So much to do

  4. MichelleTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 11:18am PST

    Haven’t been there for at least a couple of years now, and would love to see this exhibit wih family.

  5. JocelynTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 11:19am PST

    Sounds like an awesome exhibition. Would love to take my kids.

  6. lorTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 12:14pm PST

    Looks wonderful. 🙂

  7. SonjaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 12:25pm PST

    Great prize!

  8. Amy TTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 12:28pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  9. OJTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 12:56pm PST

    Believe it or not, I’d love to win this.

  10. Shelley ButcherTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 1:02pm PST

    I love science world! When my daughters were in girl guides we went there for sleepovers. I would love to take my grandkids.?

  11. Diane TTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 1:04pm PST


  12. CeciliaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 1:04pm PST

    This would make a great family outing! Fingers crossed!

  13. Bonnie KTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 1:57pm PST

    This would be awesome to take my Nephew!

  14. SeanTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 1:59pm PST


  15. Claudia AndrewsTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:05pm PST

    Love to win this!! Miss604 you’re blog is awesome!!

  16. MichelleTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:07pm PST

    Yes please! Would love to take my kids!

  17. MaryanneTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:10pm PST

    We would love to go!

  18. daneTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:13pm PST

    fun for nephew and niece

  19. JaclynTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:24pm PST

    This is always a fun place for kids

  20. Sherilyn dueckTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:28pm PST

    Wow this would be so cool to see – haven’t been science world in years!

  21. DebbieTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:34pm PST

    This would be a wonderful family night 🙂

  22. AliciaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:42pm PST

    Looks like fun!

  23. Erin WTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:52pm PST

    I’d love a day at Science World with the family

  24. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:59pm PST

    I’d love to see this!!! ❤

  25. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 2:59pm PST

    I’d love to see this! ❤

  26. AndreaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:02pm PST

    Oh man, this would be so much fun… and I suppose a great learning experience… but so much fun! Fingers crossed!

  27. Alicia MarieTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:03pm PST

    This is very exciting I would love to bring my two boys, myself and my husband to this. Thank you for this opportunity

  28. Vivian tsangTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:06pm PST

    They love Ripleys!!!!

  29. TaraTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:37pm PST

    My kids would love this! Thanks so much for the chance ?

  30. Kirsten FisherTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:48pm PST

    I would love to go to Science World!

  31. UrsulaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 3:52pm PST

    Sounds awesome!

  32. Heather BertramTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 4:57pm PST

    Science Works would be a great way to spend the day!

  33. EileenTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 5:10pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  34. BevTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 5:26pm PST

    Would love to take the family to Science World and see Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Thanks for this chance Miss 604! 🙂

  35. LeahTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 5:53pm PST

    my daughter is obsessed with Ripley’s Believe It or Not – we gotta see this!

  36. PhoebeTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 6:15pm PST

    We love Science World!

  37. Amy LeungTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 6:30pm PST

    What a cool exhibition!! It’ll be great to bring my family!

  38. Lucy kabatoffTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 6:46pm PST

    Great place to visit

  39. NarceliTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 7:08pm PST

    Awesome! Thank you!

  40. DbTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 7:47pm PST

    What a fun outing!

  41. VinceTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 7:53pm PST

    Great place for the family.

  42. neenaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:12pm PST


  43. Chantelle MunroTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:30pm PST

    The four of us have been wanting to go to Science World especially since both our girls love to learn new interesting facts about the world around us. They are hungry for knowledge!

  44. LindaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:42pm PST

    My husband would love it

  45. AngelaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:49pm PST

    We’d love to go!

  46. Diana PringleTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:51pm PST

    Totally fun experience! Would love to win

  47. TracyTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:54pm PST

    Sounds fun! Would love to go!

  48. davidleeTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 8:55pm PST

    love it

  49. EricTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 9:01pm PST

    My kid will love that !

  50. Sunshine HTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 9:24pm PST

    Oh wow, this looks like so much fun! DD would love it!

  51. FayezaTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 9:32pm PST

    My kids will love to go there

  52. StephanieTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 9:52pm PST

    This looks fun! I haVent been to Science World in ages!

  53. JoanneTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — 11:10pm PST

    Science World is always a big hit with my kids.

  54. HadleyWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 2:57am PST

    Thank you!

  55. adam steeleWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 9:16am PST

    sounds like fun!

  56. ariel cWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 9:24am PST

    would love to win, thanks!

  57. SandyWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 9:39am PST

    I’d love to win!

  58. Jason BWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 10:26am PST

    I do believe it.

  59. tanWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 10:44am PST

    Oh fun double date night activity!

  60. LeanneWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 11:17am PST

    Great prize I would love to check it out!

  61. Mark NicolasWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 1:30pm PST

    Wow this is interesting, my nephews are excited for this. Awesome!

  62. MaryWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 1:36pm PST

    would love to go!

  63. Mike GismondiWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 1:36pm PST

    My son has the Ripley books and would love to see this exhibit!

  64. Angela GriffinWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 1:37pm PST

    This sounds like fun!

  65. AlexMWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 3:23pm PST

    Sounds fun

  66. LindaWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 4:01pm PST

    My nieces would love to see this.

  67. IainWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 7:23pm PST

    hhmmm… Kids playing video games… Or this…!

  68. JazzyWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 7:57pm PST

    I haven’t been to Science World in a long while!

  69. JasonWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 8:52pm PST

    Would love to go. Sounds great

  70. samWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 10:24pm PST

    so excited!

  71. LaelWednesday, January 24th, 2018 — 11:51pm PST

    I’d love to take my family and this looks like an amazing exhibit!

  72. SusanThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 7:41am PST

    Kids and I would love it! Thanks!

  73. Gail EThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 7:42am PST

    My son has heard some radio ads for this, and has begged me to go!
    It’s so unusual (and wonderful) that he is interested in seeing this, as he is a “Tween” who doesn’t seem to be interested in hardly anything family activity or learning related.
    Such a great idea for an exhibit that appeals to everyone!

  74. MabelThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 7:58am PST

    Wow. Such an excellent exhibit for the curious minds! Would love the go.

  75. TracyThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 8:38am PST

    Would love to take the kids!

  76. Katie LawrenceThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 8:59am PST

    I’m so excited for this!

  77. CynthiaThursday, January 25th, 2018 — 12:38pm PST

    Sounds like a really interesting exhibit. Would love to see.

  78. Teresa KFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 2:14am PST

    Would love to win!

  79. Kim CFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 7:55am PST

    Fun! I haven’t been to Science World in ages.

  80. ShylaFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 8:45am PST

    Looks fun.

  81. ShelleyFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 9:26am PST

    It would be nice to take my nephews to this. I know they would love going through the themed zones, and learning all about science and nature.

  82. VickiFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 9:52am PST

    Haven’t been to Science World in years. Would love to see this exhibit!

  83. KarenFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 11:26am PST

    Oh, yes! Everyone loves Science World! This is an awesome prize.

  84. Lisa WongFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 11:28am PST

    I love seeing weird stuff!!!

  85. Amy HeffernanFriday, January 26th, 2018 — 2:18pm PST

    I have NEVER been here. REALLY want to take my son! Thanks for the wonderful chance!!

  86. MeredithSaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 7:24am PST

    Science is my son’s absolute favourite subject. Great contest!

  87. Bernadine FoxSaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 10:17am PST

    My kid has EVERY Ripley’s book published. The idea of him being able to see some of these in person would be a dream come true for him. But cost is always prohibitive for us. This would be such a gift.

  88. bethSaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 10:17am PST

    Sounds like some great family fun !

  89. HeatherSaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 11:30am PST

    I’ve lived here all my life and never been to science world! My grandson would love this. ❤️

  90. JennySaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 11:57am PST

    Sounds fun!

  91. BrendaSaturday, January 27th, 2018 — 10:15pm PST


  92. CécileSunday, January 28th, 2018 — 2:06am PST

    A great occasion to discover Science Word !

  93. StotesSunday, January 28th, 2018 — 9:03am PST

    This would be great!

  94. LindaSunday, January 28th, 2018 — 9:15am PST

    Would love to take my husband

  95. hoMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 9:46am PST

    Ripley’s is awesome

  96. Rachel HarperMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 10:06am PST

    Great way to escape the rain!

  97. MarinaMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 10:21am PST

    I’d love to go!

  98. TammyMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 1:01pm PST

    Love to go!!

  99. Jenn KMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 2:18pm PST

    I would love to take my kids to see this!

  100. AnitaMonday, January 29th, 2018 — 9:31pm PST

    Sounds like a blast

  101. Angie McNeilTuesday, January 30th, 2018 — 8:21pm PST

    I would love this!

  102. Bernadine FoxThursday, February 1st, 2018 — 10:19am PST

    I won! Oh thank you. How do I contact you to pick these up? My kid is going to be so incredibly excited!


  103. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittThursday, February 1st, 2018 — 10:24am PST

    @Bernadine – I sent you an email. If you don’t receive it, can you email me? Rebecca(at)

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