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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! revealing Niagara Falls museum makeover

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will unveil an extreme makeover at its Clifton Hill museum in Niagara Falls, Ont., next month.

The museum’s so-called Odditorium will re-open in May. It will have an expanded footprint, added artifacts and more interactive exhibits. The interior and facade will be updated, too.

New exhibits will include the Transformer character Bumblebee made from used car parts, an albino Buffalo, the world’s tiniest nano-sculptures and a Mona Lisa made using nail polish.

The Odditorium has been closed since November. The Ripley’s 4-D Moving Theater and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks have remained open.

Odditorium galleries were most recently overhauled in 1985. In 2005, the facade was renovated to depict a giant Empire State Building toppling to its side.

The museum opened in Niagara Falls, Ont. in 1963 and was Ripley’s third Odditorium in existence. Today there are 31.

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