When we lived in London, we made several trips to its Science Museum (for instance, as recorded in this old entry). But in all years of living in New Jersey, we have never visited our own Liberty Science Center. Today, Kimmy and Natasha rectified the glaring oversight (yours truly stayed home with the baby).
The 11-year-old – and Mom! – had smashing time. They watched an IMAX movie about Hubble Telescope, a 3-D offering on dinosaurs, participated in tons of interactive activities, played with air and light, among other things, impersonated tadpoles growing into frogs, et cetera, et cetera. The day went by really quickly.
Unlike its counterpart in the British capital, the place is far from free to enter – and not exactly cheap, if you are buying movie tickets in addition to exhibition entry (movies do cost extra in London, but the exhibition itself is free). The cost possibly contributes to smaller crowds on a regular weekend, which is a plus. We were the beneficiaries of a Groupon discount deal, generously presented to us by friends who could not go themselves. At less than half the price for all-inclusive tickets, it was too good to pass up.
Kimmy never leaves any museum without buying something in the shop. One of the things she brought home with her was the following Periodic Table of Texting. I am sooo behind the times…