Gee, do you think the Touch Tunnel has been missed these past three years? Hmm, I’m not sure. Watch this.

The Touch Tunnel has been there at the Liberty Science Center from its beginning in 1993. If you’ve never been, this long-standing main attraction is an 80-foot-long tunnel visitors have to crawl through and find their way out. What was so difficult? You were in complete, total, pitch blackness. And you had to rely on your other senses to set yourself free.

Now 80 feet might not sound like much. But when you’re in total blackout darkness I imagine it could feel much, much longer.

It was arguably the most popular attraction at Liberty Science Center and no one, not the center nor the public, ever wanted it shut down. But it was closed three years ago because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Think about the very name. “Touch” Tunnel. All the touching alone was at one point problematic even when the shutdown lifted. And cramming people into a tight space together breathing the same air with no way to see in the dark to keep six feet of space? It just wasn’t going to work.

So it long ago closed down. After three long years, a little over a week ago, it reopened, even with a few sensory improvements inside. And people have come…crawling back.

The Touch Tunnel is included in the price of admission. You’ll find it on the third floor. The Liberty Science Center is in Jersey City at 222 Jersey City Boulevard. Here’s their website.

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