When I was young, I visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in San Francisco, California. I can no longer recall specifics about the trip; I simply know I went to San Francisco and enjoyed visiting the museum. I recently learned Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana, California was hosting a Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibit. I planned to see the exhibit no matter how many challenges I faced.
Earlier today, I had the time, transportation and opportunity to see the exhibit. I enjoyed viewing every piece of the exhibit and spent a little time looking at other exhibits in the museum. However, I was pressed for time and I spent most of my free time observing everything in the Ripley’s exhibit. The trip was definitely worth the time I spent getting there, touring the museum, and getting home.
Although I was not thinking about brain injury, recovery, or my blog when I entered DSC, my focus shifted when saw the camel made from discarded toys. I asked one of the DSC employees about the camel and she told me DSC internally named the camel Henry and was going to use parts of Henry for a game similar to a Where’s Waldo search – which, by the way, is the same idea I had when I first met Henry.
Should DSC provide additional pictures of Henry, and I believe it will, there is a strong possibility I will write another post about the connection between Henry and recovery from brain injury.
If you would like to see the KTLA report about the DSC exhibit, click here. Please note: the link may not work with Internet Explorer, but the URL will work if you paste it into Google.
Find the following objects in at least one of the pictures in this post:
- A dinosaur that appears to be a triceratops.
- The model of an object that could view hurricanes on Earth from space.
- A gingerbread man.
- A dinosaur that appears to be a tyrannosaurus rex.
Thanks to Discovery Science Center for its decision to include the camel in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibit; KTLA; the creators, writers, artist, publishers, and distributors of Where’s Waldo products for inventing an addictive series of puzzles; and all the other people who, directly and indirectly, made it possible for me to include the pictures, text, and video I used in this post.