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Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Don't come here unless you enjoy busloads of unsupervised middle school children running around, pushing and shoving everyone both inside the museum and in the parking lot. I only saw three yellow sch...  read more »
  • We took a trip to the liberty science in May and it was amazing!! We learned and saw a lot of interesting things. The voyage through the Titanic was breathtaking and there was an actual mimic of an ic...  read more »
  • Great place for kids to see, touch, hear and feel. Also visit the historic Jersey Central Terminal nearby. 
  • 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.
  • Fun, but I thought there would have been a little more there. I feel like they could have done a better job explaining some of their exhibits as well. Still recommend taking your kids there. Good experiance and they have a cool tesla show that is free. The guy narrating was pretty funny.
  • 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.
  • The number of stars may be based on the age of your kids. I came with a 4, 5 and 6 year old and we all enjoyed it. It's worth coming early and giving yourself the day. It's huge with good hands on exhibits (adventurous ones for kids 4 feet or taller). It's a nice day and you can smuggle in snacks and drinks. For older kids studying something specific like architecture or the immune system, it can also be a nice supplement. Would come again on a groupon.
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