“I make a living out of the fact that truth is stranger than fiction.”
Welcome aboard the Mon Lei! Step back in time and sail through the life of Robert Ripley (1890-1949), the iconic “Believe It or Not!” cartoonist, explorer, reporter, adventurer, and collector who travelled to 201 countries in 35 years seeking the odd, the unusual, and the unexplained.
To celebrate the 100th Oddiversary of Ripley’s first cartoon drawing, get ready to explore our NEW Curious Creatures exhibit. From the most remote corners of our blue planet, you will journey from coast to coast and encounter extraordinary sea life, stories and artifacts along the way. From giant isopods and peacock mantis shrimp to various artifacts, immerse yourself into the strange and brilliant life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley.