Liberty Science Center

Jersey City
The Liberty Science Center, which was totally refurbished in 2007 succeeds beautifully in its stated aim to reinvent the science-museum-going experience. An interactive, heat-sensitive "cave painting" allows tykes to add their handprints to the mural like real Cro-Mags. Then there's the giant blue nose that sneezes spray at visitors. And let's not forget the I-beam, suspended 18 feet in the air, which lets kids "walk the steel" just like a construction worker building a skyscraper (with a safety harness, of course).
Venue name: Liberty Science Center
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Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City

Cross street: between Philip and Wilson Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 9am–4pm; Sat, Sun 9am–5pm.
Transport: Subway: Travel: PATH to Exchange Pl or Pavonia/Newport, then transfer to the Hudson-Bergen light rail to Liberty State Park
Price: $15.75, seniors and children ages 2–12 $11.50, children under 2 free. See the center’s website for IMAX and combination tickets.
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