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'The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not!' returns to Arizona; opening at Arizona Boardwalk

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 17:00:41-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Editor's note: ABC15 is not recommending any of these activities, but if you do decide to go and visit, wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing.

Families will be able to see how they compare to the world's tallest man, step inside the jaw of a megalodon shark jaw, and learn about the science behind a calf with two heads at The Science Behind Ripley's Believe it or Not!, a new traveling exhibition returns to Arizona.

The exhibition opens on Feb. 9, 2021 at Arizona Boardwalk, the entertainment complex at Loop 101 and Via de Ventura, near Scottsdale, and is scheduled to stay until at least summer 2022.

It replaces the Titanic exhibition, which closes on Jan. 24.

As families look for activities to do, Arizona and federal health officials have consistently maintained that staying home, wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and avoiding mass gatherings are the best ways to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The exhibition also features a life-sized model of "Titanoboa," a prehistoric snake believed to be the largest snake in the world at 45 feet, a replica Rolls Royce made out of match sticks, and a photo depiction of Albert Einstein made from 440 pieces of toast in various shades.

Capacities to the exhibit will be limited, masks will be required, and high-touch areas will be routinely cleaned, a news release said.

Admission is $15-$20 per person and hours are daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

A version of the Ripley's Believe it or Not! exhibition was last in Arizona in 2014 at the Arizona Science Center.

Visit www.azboardwalk.com to purchase tickets and for additional information.