This highly interactive traveling exhibit is an adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts. Through experiments, challenges, touchable specimens, computer interactives and multimedia experiences, visitors of all ages will delve into these astounding wonders. They will follow their natural interest and curiosity in the unusual and remarkable as they explore the real science behind the unbelievable.
With over 2,500,000 visitors to date, this exhibition has proven market appeal. Visitors of all ages will delve into these astounding wonders in the following main theme areas:
Extreme Biology – Animals, Plants and People
Feel dwarfed by some of the world’s largest organisms, and invaded by some of the smallest, as you discover the science behind our planet’s most extreme biology. Challenge yourself to find the 10 tiny animals, check out cow hairballs and the largest plant seeds in the world, and get a glimpse into your future at the Age Yourself exhibit
The Wonderful World of Ripley
Mr. Ripley was an explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world, collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered. Browse through decades of cartoons by, letters for, and video of the man behind the Ripley Entertainment Inc. franchise.
We live on an amazing planet that is full of incredible phenomena, which may appear unbelievable at a first glance. From geologic formations such as gigantic mineral crystals, to exploding killer lakes, there is a scientific explanation behind every wonder of the natural world.
Investigate extraordinary body modification techniques practiced by cultures around the world and how these aesthetic changes affect the functioning of the human body. Explore how shrunken heads were made, and the cultural reasons for them.
Gallery of the Unexpected
Explore objects of unique art and collections of unusual things that represent Mr. Ripley’s inspiring legacy. Find out how artist Willard Wigan is able to make exquisite sculptures so tiny they can fit in the eye of a needle. Delve into the science of color mixing and pixilation. This are has seating for visitors to pause and enjoy the art around them.
Perceptions and Illusions
How do illusions work? Illusions exploit the way our brains process sensory information to turn it into an image or sound we can comprehend. Trick your sight and hearing and learn how we perceive the world around us. These amazing illusions will keep you fooled even after you learn how they work!