The world is full of strange things. Sometimes it’s natures way of telling you something’s wrong; other times societal traditions require, say, neck stretching. Some folks can’t help carving angels on the heads of a pins or building matchstick Rolls-Royces. Explorer Robert Ripley spent a lifetime accumulating more than 50,000 unusual artifacts. Older generations read “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” in the Sunday comics, but all agree, Ripley’s eye burned for the bizarre, magical, and mysterious, bringing a sense of wonder that questioned reality. A new exhibit at the Arizona Science Center allows the curious and skeptical alike to try and make sense of it all.
Discover “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, February 10 at 600 East Washington Street. Admission for kids 3 to17 is $21.95, $28.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors, and members get in free. Call 602-716-2000 or visit www.azscience.org. The exhibit runs through Sunday, May 4.
Feb. 10-May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014