Saturday, January 05, 2008

Liberty Science Center

Thanks to Mr. GS, we got into Liberty Science Center for Free. Well, thanks to Auntie K too.

The LSC has been under renovation for almost a year and has opened sometime late in the summer.

The kids had a really great time. The place is really set up for young kids. There are quite a few interactive exhibits like the skyscrapers exhibit where bigger kids can walk a beam (with safety harnesses, of course), maneuver a small crane trying to move small part of earth from one pile to another.

There was a cool Hudson river exhibit. There was just a lot of fishes but the cool part is you can navigate a small underwater camera through a large aquarium. You can see on the video display what you are focusing on (or trying to focus on).

There was also an iExplore exhibit for the younger kids where most of these pictures were taken. It was great to just let the kids lose throughout the entire area.
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On the whole, it was great to get out of the house. There was a lot of open space there for the kids to just meander for a bit.

Some tips:
Come early.
We were there at around 10:30 and noticed that there wasn't a lot of cars in the parking lot. I just thought that maybe the place wasn't so popular, but the crowd began to build around noon. By the time we left at 2:30, the place was packed.
Bring a lunch. Although I have to say that their cafeteria has a lot more choices than most, it isn't a cheap place to eat. One entree and a sandwich with one drink came up to almost $20. At the very least, bring stuff for the kids.
Try to use the corporate discount.

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