My family recently had a great day out at the Liberty Science Center located in Jersey City, it's an easy trip from Manhattan and a really easy trip from much of New Jersey.
My five and seven year old daughters enjoyed everything, and spent a lot of time at the interactive Math Midway exhibit, which is currently on display through January 22, 2012. Math Midway presents math concepts in a colorful, carnival style and gives kids a chance to try things out themselves.
Here my kids are giving the square-wheeled tricycles a try:
And here they are building with blocks, figuring out a right-turn only maze, and trying out the weights and measures:
In addition to the Math Midway exhibit, my kids also visited some of the permanent exhibits at the Liberty Science Center, including the Touch Tunnel - which they went through three times, and the rock wall and the endurance hang in the Wonder Why: Observe, Imagine, Create exhibit.
And as if all this wasn't enough, my husband took the kids to see Born to be Wild at the museum's IMAX Theater, which happens to be largest IMAX Dome Theatre in the nation - go Jersey! IMAX is recommended for kids ages six and up, and ages two and under are not permitted.My kids loved seeing the film on the huge screen.
If you're looking for a great family outing over the holidays, or anytime, put the Liberty Science Center to the top of your list. For information about hours and tickets, click here.
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Liberty Science Center is offering a family prize pack of four tickets to visit the museum!
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Giveaway small print: Contest open to U.S. residents age 18 and over. Contest ends at 9:00pm EST, Sunday, December 11, 2011. Winners will be randomly selected via Random.org and announced here as well as emailed or messaged on Twitter with the good news. Entrants must provide contact information in their comment. If winner does not respond within forty-eight hours, a new winner will be selected. Prize supplied and fulfilled by Liberty Science Center. I was not compensated for this post or for promoting this contest.
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