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 reputedly the nation's largest IMAX dome screen, the center allows visitors ages 2 and older to explore nature, science and technology. Four floors feature 12 museum exhibition halls with permanent and changing displays. At the Skyscraper! exhibit, visitors can walk an I-beam 18 feet above the floor and brave simulated hurricane-force winds and rain. Visitors also can see creatures from around the globe, including poison dart frogs and tiny tamarin monkeys. A huge suspended climbing cage challenges guests to hop on 64 platforms to the top, 35 feet above the floor. Kids ages 2-5 have their own gallery with an air maze that shoots out softballs to catch. Another highlight is the 2-million-volt Tesla indoor lightning show. Changing live science demonstrations are presented throughout the day. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Exhibits $21.75; $18.75 (ages 62+); $17.75 (ages 2-12); $11.75 (K-12 educators with ID). Premium ticket (exhibits, film choice and premium exhibition) $31.75; $28.75 (ages 62+); $25.75 (ages 2-12); $21.75 (K-12 educators with ID). Other combination tickets are available. 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. Holiday hours may vary. Schedules for films and shows may vary; phone ahead to confirm hours and schedules. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.