Liberty Science Center

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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,206 contributions
May 2021
There is a $7 parking fee. They recommend you purchase an online ticket as they have a limited number of tickets for each timed entry slot. As you enter the building there is a security screening and a temperature check. There are four floors. The first is the admission area and gift shop and little more. The second is the butterfly house and some art. The third has some live animals and other exhibits. The fourth is primarily an aquarium. There are many hands on exhibits. COVID-19: The employees were masked. Visitors are required to wear masks and socially distance. There are many places to get hand sanitizer.
Written May 22, 2021
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Lauren R
Wynantskill, NY264 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
My husband and I were excited to bring our boys 8&6 to LSC because when we were children we had such a great experience!

Purchasing tickets online was simple, no complaints there and the line to get in was so short, it was so smooth.

It appears that the center is mostly for younger children with a lot of younger “hands on” experiences. We even were there when there was a Daniel Tiger exhibit. Our youngest is 6, so we were allowed in, and it was cute! Daniel was such a staple in our home when our boys were younger.

We purchased 2 planetarium shows. The first one was a live show about the planets. It was great! Our one child gets motion sick, so it was a little much for him, so we opted not to do the second one.

There was also a butterfly house which was ANAZING! You got to go into a net environment and feed monarch butterflies. This was our boys favorite part, we did it twice. This was great. The time is short 3 minutes with the butterflies but it’s a popular stop so it’s understandable.

The rest of the center seemed empty maybe that was due to Covid or maybe that’s how it is? It seems that this is more of place for city families to bring their children for a little weekend activity.

We packed lunches and I’m glad I checked the website before going. The cafe is closed due to Covid and they only offer 2/5 vending machines. You can bring food and drink in with no problem. I highly suggest doing this.

The gift shop was also disappointing, very few items were center related. We did luck out and find 1 magnet that was LSC and NJ which we collect with each state we visit, and our oldest got a little plaque with his name on it with Liberty Science Center.

Overall, it wasn’t worth $160 for my family to visit and pay for parking and the gift shop. My boys seemed to enjoy it, but it was expensive and lack luster.
Written April 12, 2021
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Ellen28
New York City, NY880 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
I think my bar was set way too high. We enjoyed the outing, but weren’t blown away. We did a couple planetarium movies: “Planets Tonight” and “One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure”. “Planets Tonight” was much better - you saw the planets close up and did a “roller coaster” on Mars. The Sesame Street one had a story line about China that didn’t quite flow with a planetarium show. FWIW the four year old didn’t like either of the shows. The exhibits are cute and the kids enjoyed the interactive ones. The staff is very nice. There is a (free) show outside the planetarium that does experiments and blows up things that is worth checking out. The mini zoo area also does “meet an animal” segments. The kids had a nice day. Also, due to covid, there is no cafeteria at the moment - just snack vending machines so plan accordingly. There was a food truck outside the museum entrance as well.
Written April 4, 2021
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Michael B
Bronx, NY228 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a nice place to spend the day. It is geared to children but teens and young adults may like it. Nice displays if a bit rudimentary... Staff is nice, personable and friendly. There is a Cafe for lunch normally. They do not allow outside food. Plenty of bathrooms as well. Easy to get to from NY by public transportation.
Written September 5, 2020
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GASB N
New York City, NY96 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice plantarium show (extra fee), small exhibits, to engage young minds. good for kids age 3-11, nice exhibits, clean and bright, not enough for full day. (2-3 hours prob). parking expensive. ($10 per car, desk told us they recently purchased it) Look for groupon for daily entrance.
Written February 24, 2020
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Sean L
Jersey City, NJ5 contributions
Dec 2019
Going here was an okay experience and nothing really new that would make you say "wow" from being amazed. Food and Gifts are very expensive as expected for a place like this. Overall it's an okay place to go if you have money to blow and bored.
Written January 8, 2020
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Saralee1202
5 contributions
Jul 2019
Its always entertaining to go there, to explore scientific ideas. Best is for kids between 7-14years old. Liberty state park is right there too. One can spend half day in science center and rest in the park.
Written January 28, 2020
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Ward B
Hoboken45 contributions
Mar 2020
Did a yearly pass before the Rona here. That was a great year and we def got our monies worth. Hoping to go again very soon and get another pass. If you get a chance find Rob, he does some very cool stuff there. Def take advantage of Family Nights.
Written February 9, 2021
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OlenaZV
Weehawken, NJ2 contributions
Nov 2019
A good amount of information and hands-on for kids. Some activities for the whole family in a clean, pleasing atmosphere. My 10 years son always can find something interesting for him. He likes activities in the laboratory, infinity climber, touch tunnel. Definitely the place to visit on numerous occasions. We try to visit all the new exhibitions.
Written February 12, 2020
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,468 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My family and I recently visited here and had a good time overall. We arrived not long after opening on a Sunday and parking was easy and not too far from the entrance. It was also easy getting in. We enjoyed the many exhibits and everyone learned a lot. We also saw the featured movie in their imax theater. Overall it was a great day out. An added bonus is the incomparable view of Manhattan from their observation deck.
Written February 23, 2020
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