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OMSI presents: the Science Behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The last week to catch the special Ripley’s exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is coming up soon! OMSI is kid- and adult-friendly and has a great planetarium and a movie theater in addition to the regular exhibits. There are also guided tours through a U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Blueback, which was the Navy’s last non-nuclear fast-attack submarine, and has been featured in the Hunt for Red October and other films and documentaries.

Robert Wadlow (12)The Ripley’s Believe It or Not special exhibit is at OMSI through September 7th and explains the science of the extreme and unexpected in our world.  Stand next to an animatronic replica of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded history, crawl through a giant prehistoric snake knows as the Titanoboa, or enjoy the  world of pixel art and optical illusions. If you are intrigued by the very large, very small, or just very strange – this interactive exhibit will be a great stop while visiting Portland!

For more weirdness, try out the “freaky-but-true” Peculiarium right in our own neighborhood at NW 23rd and Thurman, or take an underground Portland tour through the Shanghai Tunnels, which leave from Hobo’s at 120 NW 3rd Ave.

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