#NewJersey ‘s Liberty Science Center Review-Giveaway!

In a previous post I mentioned the Liberty Science Center’s new Science Near You tool for finding great science activities in NJ that your kids will enjoy.

After browsing thru the many activities in our area that I never knew existed, I decided to take my 5 yr old twins to the Liberty Science Center itself!

And they’ve got some very cool exhibits and activities for summer!

Here are some pics from our recent trip:

First we went to explore the aquariums and the Touch Tank at the Our Hudson Home exhibit, then we checked out the Glow-in-the-dark activities at the In The Dark exhibit, then we went to the I Explore area (great for younger kids!) and spent over an hour there.

By then it was time for lunch.  The cafeteria at the museum has everything from typical fast food to healthier salads, fresh-baked pizzas, soups and desserts.

After we finished our lunch we explored the insect displays at the Eat or Be Eaten Exhibit, the enormous bubble maker and rock-climbing wall at Wonder Why and other cool experiments with energy at Got Power?, then the girls started begging to return to the I Explore area again and we spent another 90 minutes there on various activities.

After a snack of yummy cupcakes at the cafeteria, we watched a demo using liquid nitrogen and balloons showing how gases expand or contract according to temperature, and finally it was nearly closing time.

The girls begged to stay longer, and for the next several days they continually asked when we were going back again.

And guess what?  We still hadn’t seen everything the museum had to offer!  There are so many labs, experiments and activities and displays geared for older children, as well.  So no matter what age, there’s something for everyone!

So how would you like to visit the Liberty Science Center with some free tickets?  Courtesy of the Liberty Science Center, we’re proud to offer one of TwiceBlessedLife.com’s readers TWO FREE ADMISSION TICKETS!!!

Just enter with the rafflecopter form below:

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And while you’re at the museum, check out their newest summer exhibits:

Two New Exhibitions at Liberty Science Center This Summer
It’s power to the people! Learn about recent advances in solar and wind
energy technologies that make it even easier to create power at home.
Explore new ideas, see how energy conservation can help you save even
more, test your own energy use profile, and learn how solar panels work. Then jump on an exercise machine to create your own power. Enlist others to
help and you’ll set off a celebratory LED fireworks display! Got Power? is the
latest in the Breakthroughs series of original exhibitions about science
in everyday life created by Liberty Science Center
— Explore cool, dark and mysterious ecosystems like caves, forests, the
ocean floor – and your own backyard at night! Learn more about nocturnal
animals, shade-loving plants, and how we humans get along in the dark.
We’ll take you to the deepest part of the ocean to see fish that use
glowing lures to hunt, and to the treetops with insects that advertise
their fitness with light. Enjoy hands-on activities and amazing dioramas!
A traveling exhibit organized by Cincinnati Museum Center. Suitable for ages
3 and up.
Special Glowing Summer Activities
In celebration of the new exhibition In the Dark, Liberty Science Center
is lighting up the dark with great weekend activities for almost every age. Saturdays & Sundays through September 2
Bubbling Lamp
What things glow in your home? Discover which household items light up
under UV light, then, create a bubbling lamp using common household
products. You’ll be amazed! Learn what makes these items glow and take
your bubbling lamp home. 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, 7+
Instant Glow
Animals use eyesight, hearing, smell, and touch to navigate at night. Are
you able to see in the dark? Create a chemical concoction in a mini-test
tube to create an instant glow. What created the glowing light? Chemical
luminescence! Learn how animals in nature, from fireflies to deep sea fish
produce the same kind of light. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 7+
Crazy Glowing Bubbles (Saturdays Only)
Make crazy, glow-in-the-dark bubbles! Take weird shapes and use them to
create amazing bubbles using safe, all-natural substances. They glow so
brightly you can even see them shine in daylight! 12:00- 3:00 pm, 4+ Saturdays & Sundays June 16 through September 2
We Explore: GLOW! In the Dark
To learn about what happens in the dark, first we need to talk about
light!  Using black light tables, children ages 2-5 learn about a wide variety of
fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark materials. Experiment with the light
spectrum, rainbows, and UV rays, and learn the amazing ways different
animals can see different colors. Reserved for children ages 2-5 with an
adult.  Programs at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.
Detective-in-the-Dark and Glowing Bubbles
Be a detective-in-the-dark and use UV light to find fingerprints! Explore
and play with a wide variety of glow–in-the-dark toys and materials, and
have a blast with slimy and amazing Glow Goop and Glow-In-The-Dark
Bubbles! 1:30– 3:00 pm, 7+
Animals After Dark: A Flashlight Adventure!
When the lights go out, the animal world comes alive! Step into the dark
and join our intrepid adventurers as they search for scorpions that glow
bright green owls that fly without making a sound, fish that hunt in pitch
black waters by creating their own light, and more! Travel to exotic
locations by flashlight and experience some of the amazing ways animals
have adapted to life after the sun goes down.  Inquire at the Welcome Desk
for show times, 7+
*Disclaimer: To aid in the review of the Liberty Science Center, my family received free admission for 4 people.  The opinions expressed above are my own and are not influenced by compensation.  I also received 2 extra free admission passes for the purpose of hosting a giveaway.
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10 thoughts on “#NewJersey ‘s Liberty Science Center Review-Giveaway!

  1. Even though it’s not a true insect I love earthworms because they are slimey (plus they have haemoglobin!

    But I guess my favorite insect would be lightning bugs!

  2. I’d have to say my favorite kind is one that is behind glass and can’t touch me! But I’ll agree with a previous commenter and say butterflies 🙂

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