Laser tag! Slime! A massive ball pit! Blast off into a brand new adventure for kids at Liberty Science Center: Extreme LSC!
Happening every fourth Friday from 6 pm – 10 pm, Extreme LSC is the ultimate way to kick off a weekend of fun. Experience Liberty Science Center’s most exciting adventures only at Extreme LSC! Get discounted advance tickets now for Nov. 22.
All of LSC’s exhibitions will be open, too! Experience all your favorites – the Touch Tunnel, the Infinity Climber, the animals in Eat and Be Eaten – at night with your friends. For an additional cost, you can also experience LSC’s newest premium exhibition: Angry Birds Universe!
The cafe will also be open serving food and snacks throughout the evening. Accompanying adults 21 and over can enjoy a menu of beer and wine.
Get tickets now and take advantage of the limited time online discount: $15 for kids, and $20 for adults. After the discount ends, all tickets will go up $5.
The Libery Science Center has transformed for Winter and has added some new EXTRA FUN attractions to keep your family having fun this Winter.
Some of the new exhibits are the Doc McStuffin’s area where kids can be kids. They learn and play with vet-tech equipment and fantasy play areas like kitchens and houses.
This exhibit is best for younger children, but my boys still had fun exploring the areas and trying out the fun stuff.
Check them out thinking about being a doctor!
The next new exhibit on the featured exhibit floor its the Sherlock Holmes area. This is a masterpiece! Thoughtfully done, it’ll take you onei the story as if you yourself were the detective and author of the story.
I haven’t seen anything else this interactive at LSC yet, and it is worth the $10 extra per person that it’ll cost ya to enter it. (If you’re a member it is half price).
The journey starts with you entering and learning a bit about Sherlock Holmes himself. Then you’re handed a journal that’ll help you through the journey which is age specific. Kids under 8 get a photo journal, while kids 8 and over get a more interactive guide.
There are stamp stations that you visit and mark your journal at each one sort of like a passport.
You have to choose the scenarios in which you think happened in the murder mystery and if you choose the right ones, at the end you will hold up your punched out journal to a secret board and reveal the secret message.
Very interactive and nicely done by the LSC team. The lighting and feeling of the exhibit sets the mood av you feel like you’re really in the story! Both of my boys really enjoyed it as did I. We all said we are definitely going back there because we didn’t quite get it right the first time, so worth visiting again.
The same attractions you know and love are still available like the super dark Touch Tunnel. My boys went in by themselves for the first time and did so good they went twice in a row! They moved this attraction with the addition of the new Microbes exhibit, but it is still very much the same though tunnel you know and love.
The aquarium section with a wonderful view of NYC always seems to intrigue us no matter how many times we’ve been there.
The fish just get bigger and bigger… oh, and we found Patrick Starfish!
The “eat and be eaten” animal exhibit is like a mini zoo. There are amphibians, monkeys, and live shows. Plenty to see and fascinate you, even the resident alligator turtle is waiting!
Another favorite that is always sure to please is the 3D Dome Theater. We watched “Black Holes” and you have to see it too believe it! They have other shows going on throughout the day like sesame street and winter laser shows, so be sure to check ther calendar to get the show you want.
(Photo via Liberty Science Center instagram.)
It is THE BIGGEST planetarium in the Western Hemisphere! How cool?!
I suggest if you’re going to visit the LSC that you dedicate an entire day to make sure you can see everything! There is so much to see and do for all ages and is a perfect Winter activity.
There is a food court on the 2nd floor and the entire place is stroller friendly. Enjoy!
Interested in other activities at ther LSC? Check out my other posts including the infinity climber grand opening and back in time with Dino Dig.
What a blast my boys and I had today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City New Jersey.
Today was a perfect day to be at the LSC. 75 and sunny for the morning and we got there bright and early to get a jump start on Dino Dig!
This is a view looking down on the exhibit from the 4th floor. It’s a huge area of imagination and digging up REAL (ok, replica) Dinosaur bones!
We’ve been here before, but even though they’ve seen it, my boys still seemed to enjoy it just as if it was the first time again. Finding new dinosaurs, even dinosaurs eggs and poop!
Not to mention, I cannot get enough of this view! You can pay big money for a view as close as this to the NYC skyline. Many parts of the center allow for outstanding views but the Dino Dig section is basically in its backyard.
We wanted to also check out some of the featured exhibits on the third floor. These are the limited time, see em’ while they’re hot, catch them if you can kind of exhibited so I suggest you get on in!
Arthur’s World is pretty cute. It is an entire large portion of the 3rd floor dedicated to the children’s show “Arthur”. Although my kids were never into the show, they’ve both read the books and appreciated this fantasy room where they got to feel like they were part of the show.
They got to pretend to be school teachers and students of the class. There were changes of clothes they can even wear to get into character.
They also went “camping” and played house complete with a kitchen.
They looked around and played however it might be more in tune with the younger crowd.
The most popular new exhibit is the planetarium dome theater show theat runs every hour or so. It is included with the LSC day pass, but I believe they’d like you to sign up for showtimes to avoid having to turn anyone away.
I remember seeing shows in this awesome dome theater as a child. It used to make me dizzy, and still does,- but it’s worth it!
They have a few different shows all based on the solar system, we saw “beyond 2 worlds”.
My 6 year old was a bit nervous, gripping on to the seats because of the virtual reality like feeling you get. Eventually he settled down and enjoyed it. Both kids and myself left with a huge smile and slight headaches and dizziness. It’s a love/hate relationship!
Last but certainly not least, the awesome new exhibit GROSSOLOGY was so cool!
Having 2 boys, gross is a part of my daily vocabulary… this is not for the queezy people of the world. Many boogers, burps and farts are thrown around this room. Many..
I think my favorite part of this exhibit was the lifesize, real life operation game. Squishy organs you place one by one into a cartoon body, and then go to work getting a light flashing and buzzing if you even so much as tap the metal sides, just like the game!
They would stay in this exhibit for hours if I let them.
Aside from the fun new exhibits, we hit up some of our old favorites too. The touch tunnel;
The animal exhibits!
And so much more.
You definitely need a full day to really appreciate everything. There is a food court that you can stop and get a bite for lunch or dinner, so plan a full day here… see it all.
Take in all of the knowledge, fun, and views the Liberty Science Center has to offer. You’ll be happy you did!
Today we visited the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City thanks to @Jerseymomblog and it was so much fun! If you have kept up with my blog these past few years, you know its a favorite of ours (see my post on the infinity climber launch!)
Every time I go to the Liberty Science Center it’s like nostalgia for me. I remember when it first opened in 1993, we took a field trip there for my second grade class. Back then it seemed so huge and never ending and now going as an adult it seems much smaller then I remember, but still so much packed into it and off course it’s always changing. I love knowing that my kids see it as I used to when I was younger, a world of amazing science and knowledge.
Today’s agenda was the brand new “Dino Dig” exhibit. With a huge focus on real replicas of dinosaurs and fossils, families can get in and dig deep for fossils outdoors and see real scale size dinosaur bones.
I found it amazing that they took actual bones and fossils and casted them to create actual detailed replicas of the real things. It’s the closest to being a real paleontologist that you and your child can get without actually being one. And what’s better than digging up dino-bones and fossils then doing it with a backdrop of NYC behind you?!
The Dino Dig Exhibit will run now through September 4th 2017.
Channel your inner paleontologist by digging fossils in 35 tons of sand at “Jack Horner’s Dino Dig. Meet Mac’s scariest residents and learn about the relationship with dinosaurs and reptiles. Practice removing fossils from blocks of rocks and touch a creature that’s been around LONGER than a dinosaur, horseshoe crabs!
Kids wearing dinosaur themed clothing can save $5 on child admission tickets during the Dino days of Summer!
Tickets are $21.75 For adults and $17.75 for children (2-12). For more information visit LSC.org
I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away to one lucky winner! You can use them to visit the LSC and enjoy the Dino Dig exhibit, or one of the upcoming exhibits that will be there the following days;
Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition – Now-Sept 4
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience – Opening October 28, 2017
Block Party Encore – Now – Sept 10
Thomas The train & friends: Explore the rails – Opening Sept 23, 2017.
Enter to win now until August 1st and let me know below what exhibit you’re most excited about!
Also, during our visit today, we were greeted by the most amazing balloon dinosaurs. Check out Twinsters Creations serving all Northern NJ – Twinsterscreations@gmail.com
*As a Liberty Science Center Blog Ambassador for the day, i have been provided with complimentary entry in exchange for my coverage.
Spring Break is fast approaching and if you haven’t made plans with the kids yet, I have just the place!
I had a chance to check out some of the new exhibits at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City NJ with #JerseyMomsMedia over the weekend. I have been there many times with my boys who are 2 and 7 and every time we go it’s like a brand new experience.
The main focus of the event was the new Sesame Street Presents “The Body” Exhibit. This exhibit is included with purchase to the museum, but hurry, it is only open Jan 24th – May 3rd 2015!
Children can interact with different stations featuring their favorite characters from the TV show. It includes everything you’d expect from Sesame Street that has kids loving to learn. The best part about this exhibit, as with all exhibits at the LSC is that they are learning so much by simply playing.
The different sections within the exhibit are;
“Your Insides” – This includes Counts Organ Organ which teaches children about their body organs through interactive music including pumping a heart. Digestion with Oscar shows what happens to their food once they eat it (ewwwww I know but they loved it!), and Oscars Sneeze Machine which is a humongous nose that sneezes when irritated.
“Your Outsides” – This includes Your Wonderful Hands which features hands on activities such as puzzles, shadow puppets, and sign language games.Your Legs and Feet is another part of this section and it shows kids what happens when you put your legs in motion! The last part of this section is the Use Your Head area, a play along question and answer show about the parts of the head.
“Staying Healthy” – This was a favorite with my boys. In this section they learn to make smart food choices and get plenty of physical activity and sleep. Ernie and Rubber Ducky get kids started in the “Rub-A-Dub Tub” and children can scan food and learn about healthy meals.
They get to meet “Goldie” Elmo’s goldfish that is always featured in the how, they can dress Elmo using magnetic parts, and the sections my boys enjoyed the most was the food stations. There is a supermarket and a diner that they were able to shop, and then sell the food at the counter!
After The Body Exhibit, right next door we went to the Beyond the Rubik’s Cube exhibit.
The LSC Debuted the Beyond The Rubik’s Cube on April 24th 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the world’s best puzzling toy. It will be available to the public to check out within the LSC until April 16th 2015. My 2 year old immediately gravitated to the hands on area where kids and adults can build with oversized blocks of the rubik’s cube. There is a wooden stationary piece where you can align them by color, or just build towers.
There is a section of the Rubik’s cube exhibit called the Inspire Zone which is home to the one-of-a-kind,18 Karat gold, jewel-encrusted fully functional Rubik’s Cube.This is the world’s most expensive toy estimated to be worth $2.5 Million and is amazing to see! My 7 year old loved using the up-side-down goggles and trying to catch the Rubik’s Cube plush! It was really silly and he was amazed at how he couldn’t see it coming right at him when he had the goggles on.
Another favorite at the LSC is the animals. It’s a small area, but it features so much!The Tamerin Monkey’s are by far the cutest little animals I’ve ever seen! Head over and check them out when you’re there! My 2 year old favors the large puffer fish, and my 7 year old is into the turtles and lizards. They have daily feeling shows and alternate the animals the show during the shows. Grab a show time listing online before going so you make sure to visit them!
Right outside of the animal exhibit is the AMAZING Infinity Climber which is one-of-a-kind in all aspects! Check out my previous review on the Infinity Climber in detail (http://wp.me/p4qZon-4c). No matter how many times we see it, I am always amazed!
Just take a look!
The view from the 2nd floor;
I have to say, from personal experience, it is a bit hard to contort your body to fit through some of the sections, but as long as you’re flexible, you should be OK. I went in with my 6 year old son, and overall, we were inside for a good 15 minutes. I got out after 10 minutes, and he stayed in to conquer the top section of the climber which is just level with floor #4. I thought he may be a little scared of the height, being that it is 35 feet above the floor, but he didn’t mention it at all and flew through the “maze” inside. He was all smiles!
The Infinity climber could not have come to life at a better time. Children of all ages are in love with Spiderman, and with this exhibit, they’re as close as they can get to being Spiderman in his web.
“The World’s First Suspended Climbing Play Space of its kind.”
The view from the 3rd floor;
That is no small feat. We had to test this out ourselves to see just what was to offer. The Exhibit is 35 feet off above the atrium floor, so the children can look down on onlookers who are watching them climb as well, adding that special feeling of everyone seeing them doing something cool. The wire mesh is there to secure the climbing exhibit but still allow the children to feel that they’re suspended in the air. From within the climber the children can see multiple levels of the science center which is a plus!
As always with the Liberty Science Center, the NYC Skyline is just a step outside of the door. This is true with the Infinity Exhibit as well, you can go right through the doors a few feet away and check out the sky scrapers to take a break once you’re done climbing!
There are so many activities going on around the LSC that are hands on for kids. We got to make BLOOD!The kids learned about the blood in their bodies and what it’s made up out of. The kids really enjoyed this!
We had such a great time and I look forward to going back and checking out the IMAX and 3D movies! I loved them when I was a child on school field trips and I know my children will as well! The IMAX Dome does have age restrictions that children 6 and under cannot go in.
Liberty Science Center Address & Phone;
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305