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Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
(3.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
With 12 exposition centers dedicated to science, Liberty Science Center welcomes more than half a million visitors annually. Practice your surgical skills using a simulator, learn phrases in four different languages, discover the intricacies of the weather, or watch a movie in a large IMAX dome theater. You can visit a large exhibit on skyscrapers with artifacts from historical buildings or complete an obstacle course mimicking the movements of various animals or insects. Discover how viruses are spread in the Infection Connection, where you'll learn about global health issues. There's a daily fee for parking at the center. Arrange to visit Liberty Science Center and other attractions in Jersey City using our Jersey City trip builder.
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  • While there are many things to see, the kids have a real blast here! Lots to see and do ... a lunch to be had, and if you ever have the chance to do the overnight with a group, that's great fun too. 
  • Great place to take young ones and learn. A few of the exhibits in the curious George exhibit were not working which was quite disappointing. 
  • My husband and I took our son to Liberty Science Center last weekend and he enjoyed it. He loved it when he was 4, but now that he is a few years older he's a little young for some parts and a little ...  more »
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  • We found many items were not working well. For example language karaoke has video camera whose focus was broken and made ghost image. Also some items were too outdated than home devices like xbox and ipad, e.g. Stop motion animation has very bad image resolution. Too expensive for the value.
  • What a disappointment. Considering that the LSC is billed as a premier learning center, my wife and I found much of the place to be worn out and in disrepair. Several exhibits were not functioning. Others were just worn out from use. Many exhibits were dirty or dusty. The bathrooms were foul. There is clearly little oversight at the facility. Housekeeping is not doing their job. Their carpenters should be ashamed of their work. The number of slanted displays and fixtures is astounding. And why close the gift shop before everyone leaves?? People don't shop on arrival because they don't want to carry the stuff with them. a they shop when they depart. Except the this gift shop closes up early. No plans to revisit.
  • This is tough to rate. These types of centers were rare at one point, and when you walked in everything was new. Now if you have been to a decent science center, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. This center is good, and there are some newer displays that are fun to interact with. I would still say this leans more towards getting kids into science and not so much for the adults. Of course I was ruined by the museum of science+industry in Chicago. Once you've been there, not many of these can live up to that level.
  • Wonderful museum. This has been on out "to do" list for a while. Its great for children of all ages and adults. We spent the whole day there and saw the majority of what the museum has to offer. Coming from NYC tho, this museum does not warrent membership but it would for local families.
  • One of the best science centers in the country. There are lots of exhibits that appeal to a wide range of ages. The outdoor space with the Dino dig and playground area is an excellent addition to the usual science museum attractions. Having exhibits across 4 floors made it feel spacious and less crowded than it definitely was.