Have you ever visited a museum with your children and spend a lot time telling them, “Don't’ touch that!” “Be careful”. If you’re a parent, then you know exactly what I am talking about because no one wants to be responsible for broken exhibit pieces. But when you visit places that are geared towards children and their little touchy hands, then it eases the stress away. I love taking my children to places where they are able to TOUCH EVERYTHING! We recently visited the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ and I must say, they had a blast.
So, let me give you the details. If you live in NYC/NJ, I would highly recommend paying a visit to the Liberty Science Center (LSC). Living in NYC would require crossing a bridge or driving through a tunnel depending on your location and a pricey toll---NYC has really high tolls *eyes roll*.
When we arrived at LSC, the kiddos were excited about the car displayed right outside of the center. They had a thousand questions about it and wanted a similar family car.- HAHAHA.
Once inside, they were ready to run. The entrance has a nice faux grass step and repeat with a dinosaur for photos. Of course, we snapped a few---okay, I lied---I took A LOT of pictures before moving on. 😆
Liberty Science has 4 floors of interactive exhibits. Here are some of the exhibits that we visited:
Hoberman Sphere is what you’ll see before right before the staircase. It is a large metal ball that expands. Watch the short video clip below.
Hot Wheels- Every child received a hot wheel car before entering the room to use on the many ramps in the room. There was even a mock racetrack to change tires and fuel up with all the sound effects.
Infinity Climber is a suspended climbing gym. My daughter was very excited about exploring this.
Making Mammoths- be sure to stop here. My son loved the giant wooly mammoth replica.
Block Party- a room filled with large blocks for little engineers. My son made a river with his set of blocks.
Pixel Art- a large display with color wheels that you can turn to change the colors.
Communication- This exhibit explains how we express ourselves and the origin of language. It explains ways to communicate such as Braille and using a speaking valve. Very informative exhibit about language, hearing, and seeing.
Dinosaurs- True or False. Each door had a statement and you had to open to find out if the statement is true or false.
So, there you have it. That’s our visit after 4 hours of exploration. There was so much to explore and some of it didn't even make it to this blog. It was well worth the ticket price because the children had an amazing time in all exhibits. I think it is a great place for children ages 4-12. If you're ever in the NYC/NJ region, carve out time to visit Liberty Science Center.
Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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