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Liberty Science Center

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Address: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone Number: 201-200-1000
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Best for Younger Kids

The museum complex is lovely and it has the best IMAX I've ever seen, but the permanent exhibits tend to be geared toward younger kids. By younger, I mean under 11 or so. I took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My 5yr old girl's school field trip. This is not a place for her. Most of experiments were so complicated for 5yr old. Place is huge but also there were so many kids from different schools. Every school can stay 30 min per exhibition but usually takes about 5min to look most of things . Will come back in 5yr... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been here several times. We always enjoy the short movies shown on the iMax theater. The dome shaped giant screen I think is a lot better that the other iMax screens I have seen. I only wish the parking is free.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The museum complex is lovely and it has the best IMAX I've ever seen, but the permanent exhibits tend to be geared toward younger kids. By younger, I mean under 11 or so. I took some teenaged cousins here and I think they were a bit bored. The rotating exhibits and special events can be spotty - some are really... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved this place. GREAT for kids but even good for adults. The IMAX theater is the best one we've ever seen. Really world class. And the Tesla Lightning show was both informative and fun. This place could keep kids busy for better part of the day, but kept three adults very engaged for an afternoon. A real treat, albeit, slightly... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lots of fun stuff for kids and well laid out. Locals should get a membership. Giant globe grows and contracts, has 3D movie and various hands on activities for younger kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

It was just ok kind of a place. It's more for young kids, there was a lot of people with strollers. I have a 5 & 8 years old, if you're getting the family membership $140 for family of 4, they have free visits to other museums but it has to be outside of the 90-mile radius. That's not 90mile... More 

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Alcala De Henares, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Took my two boys (9 and 13 there). The older one enjoyed it, although I think any older and he would not have. Lots of different things to do and learn about. They were a little underwhelmed by the Infinity Climber, although the younger one wanted to go back. Were greatly impressed, as was I (really I was gob-smacked), seeing... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I haven't been to the science center since it closed for the new renovations. When I walked in to the FRONT of the building for the first time, it was a bit different. As a little kid walking up the side stairs made the anticipation much more fun and exciting to run up the stairs to the exhibition. Now that... More 

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Spent nearly a full day here, myself, a teenager, three young children. We all had a terrific time, and only wished the place didn't close so early as we all felt like there wasn't near enough time to see and do everything we wanted to. The price was pretty high - about $135 for the 5 of us, but that... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Liberty Science Center has four floors with hundreds of hands-on exhibits in twelve galleries. Your General Admissions ticket includes free extras such as live science demonstrations, hands-on labs, and a variety of daily activities. Some of our favorite exhibits were Skyscraper, Lightning Show, Infinity Climber, Communication, and Beyond Rubik's Cube. We also saw an informative 3D movie at their IMAX... More 

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