This past weekend we were invited to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Times Square in New York City. As the name indicated, it’s located near the heart of Times Square, making Ripley’s very easy to get to and it’s open until the early hours of the morning. My kids were very excited to see what this museum had in store for us. We knew we were going to have a blast as soon as we walked in the doorway.
Every corner held new and unusual items to explore. Two headed animals, shrunken heads, torture chambers, and other peculiar items can be found in this nontraditional museum. Unlike a regular museum, your kids will want to take their time reading over the items and seeing the weird information that surrounds them. We typically fly through museums, but my kids really couldn’t get enough of this place! Awesome displays are found at every turn of the museum and you and your children will be enthralled.
We loved the Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace, which reminded my kids of Mission: Impossible. Here they were timed as they tried to make their way across a dark room of lasers and then back again without breaking the laser. They had a fantastic time doing it.
If you watched Sesame Street as a kid growing up in the 1980s, you will surely appreciate this awesome area in the museum where you could go into a dark room with music. On the wall in front of you is a massive screen that depicts your body movements and cascades them across the screen. We spent a while in this part dancing and laughing, it was so much fun!
We also loved the Black Hole, which challenged us to cross over a bridge as lights spun around us. We couldn’t help but feel like we were spinning out of control–absolutely awesome! It was a crazy sensation!
This was an awesome attraction loaded with fascinating items that had us amazed. In addition to seeing things that had us totally in awe, we learned a lot of really interesting information we couldn’t have had the opportunity to learn otherwise. We had a blast at Ripley’s and would definitely recommend it to you! For more information, visit them online or call 212.398.3133.
*we were invited to visit the museum to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.
I love Ripley’s and have visited both the site in Hong Kong and the one is the Gold Coast, Australia. Absolutely fascinating AND the fertility poles worked!! 😉
I know that place.. it is so much fun in there! Not only is it fun there are things in there to learn from!!
You certainly have a lot of fun in your life. My nephew would love to got to Ripley’s B.I.O.N
Ripley’s give me the hibby-jibbies. But my hubby loves it, and in a few years I’m sure my son will too. LOL
I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Ripley’s! How very cool.
Ripleys is just loaded with awesome and historical stuff. It’s always a great place to make the mind marvel and also get to learn new stuff.
I’ve never been there but looks fantastic. Would love to bring my family to Ripley’s one day. Hear so many great things about it.
Oh my gosh! I didn’t even know they had a place like that. I have gotta take the kids now.
Oh my gosh! I didn’t know they had a place like this. I have got to take my kiddos now.
I love Ripley’s museums and have been to the one in Gatlinburg, TN many, many times. I had no idea they had one in New York! I am planning a trip there next summer and I will definitely have to add this to things to do! Loved the pictures thanks for sharing this!
I’ve never been to a Ripley’s but do want to get to one. I’m sure this one in NYC was awesome to say the least. Ripley has such a cool business! thanks for sharing your experience.
I have not been to the ne in NY but I have been to the one in Orlando, Florida – our family loved t! So many odd things for sure!
This is so freaking cool, I’ve always wanted to check out this place and take the kids to it.
I love Times Square, such a fun and exciting place to visit. Thanks for sharing about Ripley’s. I’ve never been to a Ripley’s before.
Oooh, I wanna go there. I’m sure it would be a fun adventure. I’ve always enjoyed watching the show on TV.
Wow, what a trippy experience! Looks like a wacky and fun place to go to.
The one time I was in NYC I wanted to visit Ripley’s SO BAD. Unfortunately we had a quick trip but I wish we had extra time to visit. It looks so interesting!
I love Ripley’s museum weird and informative all at the same time.
I would love to visit the Ripley’s museum. It would be so fascinating to see all the strange things. Thanks for sharing.
We went to the Ripleys in SF and I loved it. So much cool stuff. What a fun museum too!
great pictures.. have never been to Ripley’s..
This is just the kind of place my two oldest boys would love to visit. I know they’d have loved it as kids, I think they’d love it now though too!
I wen to Ripleys in Florida. Loved it. I was wonderful to feel like a big geeky kid.
The Black Hole would be pretty darn wild! I’ve always enjoyed Ripley’s museums.
I love Ripleys. We’ve been to a few but not the NYC one. This looks like a ton of fun though.
Ripleys is such an amazing museum. They’ve added a lot of new attractions since my last visit
i remember watching Ripley TV show when i was little so this should be a very interesting place to visit one day.