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Ripley's Believe It or not Museum San Francisco

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Ripley's Believe It or not Museum
175 Jefferson St
San Francisco
CA
94133
Tel: 415-771-6188

Where are we going today?

Just when you thought you've seen it all, you go and visit Ripley's Believe It Or Not San Francisco!

The weird and the wonderful all come together over two floors and 10,000 sq ft where kids can experience attractions and artifacts that will make them question a lot of what they thought was normal - or real!

There are three unique attractions within Ripleys Believe It Or Not. There is the Odditorium itself filled with all those marvels and wonders. There are human and animal oddities, including shrunken heads, mind-boggling artworks, and the world's tallest man!

The Odditorium is filled with 17 themed galleries, where over 400 artifacts await!

Next on your adventure should be the Mirror Maze! There are infinite reflections, and only one way out! Ripley's has created a labyrinth of LED lights and mirrors where you have to try and get out of the only exit.

But don't worry - every 30 minutes they search in a search party!

To complete your adventure, check out the Impossible Laser Race, where you have to navigate through the web of super cool lasers, by going under and over, as quickly as possible! It's the only way you will reach the end of the maze and complete your mission.

Sound exciting? That's because it is!

Fascination, wonder, lasers, and family fun all in San Francisco...believe it or not!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25.99 for all 3 attractions
  • Children$17.99 for all 3 attractions
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 10pm Sun - Thurs / 10am - 11pm Fri & Sat

365 days a year

Teachers corner

They love to have field trips visit! Why not give them a call and give the students and weird and wonderful day out!.

I'm Hungry!

You're in San Francisco! There are so many places to eat, it's a good idea to grab something before or after your visit!.

Healthy Eating!

San Francisco has so many healthy options. Why not carry some bottled water in your bag too to stay hydrated.

Any Top Tips?

It takes around 45 minutes to an hour to really explore the Odditorium so if you do all three, make sure you leave enough time!.

Need a little extra help?

There is an elevator for those who need assistance.

More information

The prices for the individual attractions start from $12.99 for kids if you didn't want to explore all three..

What people are saying?

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    I LOVE this place! In fact I'm going back for a second time this weekend! It's full of crazy, quirky things and facts. It's a great way to spend a good few hours learning facts to shock people with! Even better as they do lots of offers for entry :)

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    I had expected there to be a lot more hands on interactive things to do but it really was more of a museum of oddities, many of which I just wasn’t that impressed with. The knitted car was quite impressive as were some of the pieces of art made from unusual things. Toast art anyone? But there really wasn’t anything that stood out for me. Quite a few of the more hands-on exhibits were also out of order at the time of my visit which only added to my disappointment. MirrorMaze and LaseRace while fun both last only a couple of minutes and overall...Read More

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    We had planned in advance to include Ripleys into our London visit with our two children,and thought it was the perfect way to end a day,when all the other big attractions are closed but it was too early to retreat back to our hotel.From the outside its bright and noisy and circus-like,drawing you in,and there are weird and wonderful displays to catch the eye and imagination before you have even purchased your ticket.The entry price is very expensive for a museum being nearly £30 for an adult,but luckily we had 2for1 tickets found online,which...Read More

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    Nice building and stuff inside. Prices are £30ish per person so you'll will need the bank account of Sir Alan Sugar.

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    Brilliant few hours. If you're into this kind of stuff - trivial facts and fascinating oddities, you won't be disappointed. Lots of variation in the different areas and artefacts/models and plenty of fun to be had. Would definitely go back again. The price seemed a bit much at first but I was more than satisfied with what I paid by the end.

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by Leanne Fraser

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I had expected there to be a lot more hands on interactive things to do but it really was more of a museum of oddities, many of which I just wasn’t that impressed with. The knitted car was quite impressive as were some of the pieces of art made from unusual things. Toast art anyone? But there really wasn’t anything that stood out for me. Quite a few of the more hands-on exhibits were also out of order at the time of my visit which only added to my disappointment. MirrorMaze and LaseRace while fun both last only a couple of minutes and overall I found the whole thing a waste of time and money.

by Genevieve Sorensen-Bates

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We had planned in advance to include Ripleys into our London visit with our two children,and thought it was the perfect way to end a day,when all the other big attractions are closed but it was too early to retreat back to our hotel.From the outside its bright and noisy and circus-like,drawing you in,and there are weird and wonderful displays to catch the eye and imagination before you have even purchased your ticket.The entry price is very expensive for a museum being nearly £30 for an adult,but luckily we had 2for1 tickets found online,which include a free guide,and entry into the mirror maze and laser quest.My first thought on viewing the ground floor exhibits was that we had still paid too much,and this was not all that it had promised on the website,-until we went up to the first floor,where my fears were imeadiately resolved,wow there is SO much to see,6floors packed with amazing,mad artifacts and historical pieces,there are also some interactive things as well as the mirror maze and laser quest.There is plenty to keep children of any age interested and we easily spent 3 hours in there,they close at midnight so there is no rush

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