FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square?
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium, located in New York City in the heart of Times Square, is the largest Ripley's museum attraction in North America with a collection of over 500 unusual artifacts from all over the world, representing the people, places, and oddities that fascinated Robert Ripley during his extensive travels. A number of the exhibits featured in New York showcase what inspired Ripley's famous cartoons, books, radio casts, television series, Odditoriums and shall we say one of the most famous phrases in history - Believe It or Not!
Do you recommend the museum for children?
Our bizarre collection at Ripley's Times Square of the unbelievable and odd intrigues guests of all ages. The artifacts and exhibits are presented in a way that is fun, fascinating, and awe-inspiring for everyone. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Do you offer guided tours?
The New York City Odditorium is designed to allow each guest the opportunity to explore at their own pace. Typically, guided tours only point out a few items and we wouldn't want to miss pointing out something you'd really enjoy. For groups of 15 or more, we offer wonderful scavenger hunt programs. When planning a private event at Ripley's Times Square, be sure to ask about adding a VIP tour or featured sideshow performer.
How much time should I plan to spend at the museum?
Most guests spend between an hour and a half to two hours exploring the strange, bizarre and unique artifacts, exhibits and interactive experiences at Ripley's Times Square. As with any attraction or museum, your personal tastes will determine how long it takes. If you plan to dive into every item and read each caption, you'll be here a bit longer. If you plan to focus on featured galleries, you will find that an hour and a half is sufficient.
Is photography allowed at Ripley's Times Square?
We love when our guests take photos of themselves while visiting us and interacting with our exhibits. We welcome emails to firstname.lastname@example.org with visitors stories and photographs. Guests often share their pictures and videos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, InstaGram, YouTube and other social sharing sites. For a list of our Social channels check out Ripley's On The Web. Please note, to ensure each guest has the same wonderful experience, we ask that you bring no tripods or additional lighting equipment.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Ripley's Times Square is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do you allow strollers into the museum?
Is food and drink allowed in the museum?
A number of our exhibits are priceless and simply cannot be replaced if damaged. Therefore, to be sure that we preserve the collection for future visitors, we do not allow any outside food, gum, or beverages.
Does Ripley's Times Square have a gift store?
Yes! Our magnificent Ripley's Odd Shop features items that range from the bizarre to the unbelievable and everything in between. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Shop is the perfect place to find something for everyone – Believe It or Not! t-shirts, bizarre collectibles, unique jewelry, crazy candy, and toys that will engage the imagination. Our products change regularly and we invite you to visit often. Our Odd Shop gift store may be accessed by the public as well as those who have visited our attraction.
Is Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square in NYC the same as other Ripley's?
Ripley's personal treasures can be seen in Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world. Each museum is unique in its collection of oddities and in their presentation. No Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum would be complete without the "old favorites" however - the incredible people whose stories Ripley gathered on his journeys around the globe. These strange people are brought back to life in detailed wax figures.
Does Ripley’s Times Square provide fundraising opportunities?
Yes! Ripley’s has a fundraising program designed to help you and your organization raise money by both providing your contributors an amazing experience, as well as helping your cause. Go to our Fundraising page to find out more.
Does Ripley's donate tickets to charity?
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square has a longstanding history of strong community involvement. Each year, we provide hundreds of complimentary tickets to legitimate organizations in our area for use in their fundraising efforts.
To submit your request, please send a formal request letter on organizational letterhead. To be considered, the letter must include the organization’s name, address, phone & fax numbers as well as primary contact with his/her email address and direct number. Along with your letter you must submit a copy of your organization’s tax exempt certificate. Requests may take 4-6 weeks to process.
How do I submit my own Believe It or Not?
Our management team would be happy to assist you in submitting your unbelievable fact or information on an unusual item. Send an email with Believe It in the subject line to email@example.com.
Is Ripley's Times Square hiring?
We are always accepting resumes for our Front of the House team. Positions include cashiers, lobby sales team, store associates, and laser race associates. If you think you have the energy, spirit, and work ethic to be a member or our team, please send your resume and a brief explanation of why you would like to join our team to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the words “Job Applicant” in the subject line.
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