Address: 234 W. 42nd St. - 212-398-3133
Description: In homage to the late, great Harry Houdini on the anniversary of his birthday, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square sideshow performer Albert Cadabra will execute Houdini's infamous straitjacket escape hanging from the ceiling of the New York City Odditorium. Albert Cadabra will hang 35 feet off of the ground, bound only from his ankles, and attempt a full escape from the restraints of a regulation straitjacket. Cadabra is master of ceremonies and lead performer of Ripley's Sideshow Wonders, a live, family-friendly sideshow with performances of the strange and bizarre.
Venue Description: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is the oddest place in NYC! Ripley's features an extensive collection of more than 500 unusual, bizarre and astonishing oddities, ranging from the 24 shrunken heads, to a six-legged cow, and a 3,197 lb. meteorite. Ripley's is the embodiment of one man's endless fascination with our world, illustrating his belief that fact is stranger than fiction. Be in awe of these weird and unusual artifacts in over twenty themed galleries, compassing two floors. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium appeals to basic human curiosity and desire to know more about the strange and unusual that exists in this world. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is located at 234 W. 42nd St. between Seventh & Eighth Avenues. It is open 365 days a year, from 9am-1am, with the last ticket being sold at 12:00 midnight. Ripley's Times Square is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Since a number of the exhibits are priceless and simply cannot be replaced if damaged, there is no outside food, bubble gum or beverages allowed inside. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is available to host private & corporate events, as well as groups including schools and camps. Competitive group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more and only available to those who book in advance. Guided tours are available. To schedule a guided tour or for more information please call 212-398-3133.