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The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City offers enough high-energy, interactive exhibits to keep the kids busy all day.


The Touch Tunnel is one of the Liberty Science Center's busiest and most popular exhibits. The inky black tunnel shuts out all light, forcing explorers to use only their senses of sight and touch to complete the crawl-through maze. Infrared safety systems and microphones keep kids safe and on-course.

Take the Wildlife Challenge. See if you can naviate the challenges of the urban jungle the way wildlife does as you crawl, climb, balance your way through this seasonal outdoor exhibit. The exhibit is open from July 1 to Labor day.

The 400-seat IMAX Dome 3D Theater is a must-see, offering a sensational, intense experience where you feel like you're part of the action.  See what shows are playing here.

Daily shows include, "Born to Be Wild" a show about the people who rescue and raise endangered species, "To the Arctic" a film that traces the journey of a mother polar bear and her cubs and "Space Junk" a film examining the growing ring of orbiting debris cluttering the universe.

Get a full list of the current exhibits at Liberty Science Center here.


The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 3, 2012.

Tickets for exhibitions cost $16.75 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and kids age 2 to 12. Teachers can get tickets for $6.75 with a valid ID.

IMAX tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and kids aged 2 to 12.

Combo tickets for exhibitions and IMAX films can be purchased as well. Adults pay $23.25, seniors, kids aged 2 to 12 pay $18.

The museum notes that the IMAX theater is not suitable for children under 6 and infants under 2 are not allowed.