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Frequently Asked Questions


triangle_accoridanWhat is Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square?

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, located in New York City, is the largest Ripley's museum attraction in North America. It features a collection ofover 500 unusual artifacts from all over the world as well as amazing interactive exhibits that are sure to make you say “WOW!”

A number of the exhibits featured in Ripley’s Times Square showcase what inspired Ripley's famous cartoons, books, radio casts, television series and shall we say one of the most famous phrases in history - Believe It or Not!

triangle_accoridanWho is the museum recommended for?

Our collection of the unbelievable and amazing 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.

triangle_accoridanDo you offer guided tours?

Ripley’s Times Square 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.

triangle_accoridanHow 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 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 two hours is sufficient.

triangle_accoridanIs photography allowed at Ripley's Times Square?

We encourage guests to take as many photos of themselves as they want while interacting with our exhibits. Guests often share their pictures and videos with us on Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram and YouTube. To share a photo or video with us simply use the hashtag #RipleysNY or share it with our handle @RipleysNY

triangle_accoridanIs 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.

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triangle_accoridanIs 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.

triangle_accoridanDoes 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, gadgets and toys that will engage the imagination. Our products change regularly and we invite you to visit often. Our gift store may be accessed by the public as well as those who have visited our attraction.

triangle_accoridanIs 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! attractions 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.

triangle_accoridanDoes 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. Please contact us at 212-398-3133 to learn more!

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