Educational trips for kids in NYC | Ripley's Believe It or Not! | Ripley's Times Square


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Need an activity for your school or community group but can’t to travel into NYC? No problem! Ripley's Believe It or Not offers traveling shows which are perfect events for schools and community organizations. We have a variety of family friendly presentations and activities that we can tailor to suit your exact needs. Let us customize an event which will fit perfectly for your group's size, budget and time frame. Believe it!


Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Times Square & Mad Science have teamed up to bring you an amazing interactive experience! For years, Robert Ripley had the knack for illustrating all things odd and interesting. By using Mad Science interactive presentations, we take some of the exhibits from our leading NYC attraction to your own stage! Learn how our brains and eyes combine images to create animation, see a real preserved specimen, hear the sounds of Bigfoot and feel the power of our sneeze cannon! Whether you Believe It Or Not, it's Mad Science!

We Bring the Fun to You!

No need to plan an outing or trip to New York City. We can bring all the amazement of the Ripley's experience directly to you! Our interactive program is ideal for school assemblies, corporate events and community centers, and can be customized to suit any group size, any age, any budget or any time frame. Our 45 minute programs start at $525 and are great for ages 6 through 13.

Sound interesting? Please feel free to contact our helpful group sales team at or 212-398-3133. We are experts in planning events for schools and community groups. Contact us to book your event today!


Kids Groups: Educational Trips for Kids in NYC

Oddly Educational & Wonderfully Interactive for Kids Groups

A visit to Ripley's Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your students in an unbelievable way! As one of most popular educational trips for kids in NYC, our aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding, and provide a school field trip experience that is educational, memorable, and easy to plan.

Don't just take our word for it! Teachers: Schedule a FREE tour of the attraction for you and up to three guests to see if it works for your students! Simply send an email to and request a walkthrough of the attraction. After visiting our Times Square location, we think you will agree that Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the top educational trips for kids in NYC.

Ripley's Is Oddly Educational!

Ripley's Times Square allows students of all ages to discover and explore the unbelievable truths of our world. From understanding diversity to exploring the mad formulas of science and crazy genetics of nature, a field trip to Ripley's is more educational than you might expect.

As a teacher, you'll be astonished by how much your students appreciate the eccentricity of Ripley's passion and the amazing nature of the oddities we feature in our attraction. Our unimaginable collection is the ideal setting to have your school group experience the most remarkable feats of science, history, artistry, and humanity in a way that is fun, engaging, and a perfect complement to classroom learning.

Your visit is supported by our free teaching resources, which are provided as free downloadable educational resources that will help you make the most of your trip (see resources at the bottom of the page). Each visit to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square supports the Common Core in the following subject areas:

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Tolerance and Diversity
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Educational trips for kids in NYC such as a visit to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square will amaze and educate you students for years to come!

Special School/Camp Group Rates:

Chaperone: $15.50
Students (K-12): $15.50

Prices are per person. Valid for Groups of 15 or more. 

Ripley's offers great add-on packages for your group!

  • Ripley's "Dare to Look" book: $21.99 each
  • Giant Pencils: $2.00 each
  • Bug lollipops $3.00 each
  • Safari hats $2.00 each
  • Ripley's tee-shirts $12.99 each
  • Trivia Package: Trivia card and prize $3.00 per person 
  • Explorer Package: Trivia card, prize and guide book $6.00 per person 
  • Fossil Kit: Dinosaur dig project and prize $5.00 per person 
  • Scout Kit: Trivia card, patch and Survivor certificate $5.00 per person

Looking for an all day experience?

Ask about our cruise package with City Sightseeing Cruises, or our lunch package at Applebee's! Packages start at just $23. Call for details.

Call our helpful Group Sales Team at 212-398-3133, email or fill out our contact form in the sidebar! 

Educational Learning at Ripley's!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square knows that learning is an integral part of life- no matter how young or old you are. Ripley’s Times Square presents to you (the mind-shapers of tomorrow), easy to follow educational guides.  FREE downloads for Group Leaders!

Every trip to Ripley's is an educational experience.

Our unit plan includes:

  • Easy to adapt Interdisciplinary Classroom Activities
  • List of State Learning Standards for Math, Science, Technology, English Language Arts, Social Studies and The Arts that are met by a visit to Ripley's 
  • Engaging Handouts for students
  • Museum Connections that relate Ripley's inter-active exhibits with lessons learned 
  • Unique Homework Assignments

Download Communicate Like Robert Ripley Unit Plan
Download Ripley Primary Sources 
Download Ripley Secondary Sources
Download Robert Ripley Pictures
Download Extras

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