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.