Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305- Map It
(201) 200-1000

AAA Editor Notes

Liberty Science Center is off New Jersey Tpke. exit 14C at 222 Jersey City Blvd., in Liberty State Park. With hundreds of interactive exhibits—and at 88 feet tall, the nation's largest IMAX dome screen—the center allows visitors to explore nature, science and technology. Four floors feature 12 museum exhibition halls with permanent and changing displays. Exhibits cover the importance of health, inventions, the conservation of natural resources and eco-friendly lifestyles. At the Skyscraper! exhibit, courageous visitors can walk an I-beam 18 feet above the floor, learn about how enormous buildings are built, and brave simulated hurricane-force winds and rain. The Eat and Be Eaten exhibit showcases creatures from around the globe, including poison dart frogs and ultra-toxic puffer fish, and illustrates how animals evolve to eat prey while avoiding becoming hunted themselves. Changing live science demonstrations are presented throughout the day. A ride simulator and 3-D films also are available for an additional fee. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Exhibits $21.75; $18.75 (ages 62+); $17.75 (ages 2-12); $11.75 (educators with ID). Combination ticket (exhibits and one IMAX show) $27.75; $24.75 (ages 62+); $22.75 (ages 2-12); $17.75 (educators with ID). Other combination tickets are available. Science demonstrations free with paid admission. Prices may vary. Under 18 must be with an adult. Under 2 are not permitted in the IMAX theater. Parking: $7.
Hours: Daily 9-5:30, Apr.-Aug.; Tues.-Fri. 9-4, Sat.-Sun. 9-5:30, rest of year. Schedules for IMAX and 3-D shows vary; phone ahead. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.