Home School Thursdays

The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not!

This Ticket includes access to the Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!. Other galleries (including CuriousCity) are not inclued at this time.

The experience has been developed for 'zero' contact by our guests with the exhibition and staff. Staff will be available in the gallery to provide general information, insights, fun facts, and answer questions. With a variety of great photo ops & selfie moments, as you go through the exhibition.

This safety-minded one-way, hands-free experience is sure to delight, bring wonder and connect you to the science behind the unbelievable, as you  see  an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not! The exhibition allows guests to  see  and  read  the real science behind the unbelievable.



In My Backyard

Running Time: 45 minutes

Join narrator Fred Penner as he explores things large and small, from the colours of the rainbow, to the reasons for the seasons, to looking up at the stars and moon at night, without ever leaving your  backyard . 

In My Backyard is especially designed for the youngest stargazers, ages 2-6.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Two children take a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. See the planets up close without leaving your chair.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.

Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live action images, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world's largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective, in breathtaking IMAX® 3D, how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.

Dream Big 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

From the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.

With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Extreme Weather 2D

Extreme Weather is an up-close look at some of the most astonishing and potentially deadly natural phenomena, tornadoes, glaciers, and wildfires while showing how they are interconnected and changing our world in dramatic ways.

Galapagos: Nature's Wonderland 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment.

Sea Monsters 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

Get up close and personal with prehistoric monsters of the deep in Sea Monsters. Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two, filled with the age's most fearsome marine reptiles.  The film will follow a dolichorynchops as she travels through life s stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain.  Along the way, she ll encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, gaint turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaurs.

Space Station 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

Join the international crew of the International Space Station (ISS) as they blast off to carry space station components up into orbit.  Watch the Canadarm being used in a variety of tasks.

Includes appearances by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield as Canada plays a control role in the ISS.

Under the Sea 2D

Running Time: 50 minutes

Under the Sea takes you into fascinating underwater locales such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Triangle for face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.  This film offers a look into an underwater world few people have ever seen and the exquisitely beautiful, sometimes treacherous and often comical creatures that live there. The daily dramas of such characters as the flamboyant cuttlefish, leafy sea dragons and giant stingrays, are played out amongst some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth. 

Narrated by Jim Carrey.


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