Fun at Liberty Science

Today I finally found time to write and post images from our recent trip to Liberty Science Center in NJ. My little one has been really sick so I have been Dr. Mom all week and I am still on watch.  This trip was great fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not visited yet.  The Curious George exhibition was a favorite and will be at the center until May 12, 2013 just in case anyone can make it.

The munchkins had fun using pipes,ramps, funnels, bumpers and force to experiment with physics. They played mini golf and climbed into the “rocket slide” where they took a photo of their first space adventure. After that, they walked to the “country” and visited the set up farm. They learned about cause and effect while using wind power to move windmills and wind chimes.  They were also able to play with a real rotary phone.  Ah, to be three again.

They little engineers had soaking wet fun using clamshell dredge. They used the handles to scoop out rocks and sediment and learned how to empty the bin. It is a great opportunity to teach them how dredging maintains the harbor clean and showing them just how engineers do it with these machines. The alligator snapping turtle was a favorite and so was this snapshot of a cute little turtle we met there. It appears to be walking and made the little ones chuckle. : ) CLAMD.snpa.walking.turtle.snpAlexis.sopretty.snp

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13 thoughts on “Fun at Liberty Science

  1. Snapfairy, thank you for visiting my blog so that I could follow you back here! I love this post; the photos are charming and it is so much fun to see the kids exploring the exhibit. You might enjoy a post that I made last summer when the National Guitar Museum traveling exhibit was at the Carnegie Science Center. My husband played guitar for some munchkin concerts and I made a little video of the kids at the concert and also playing the world’s largest working guitar. Here’s the link: http://composerinthegarden.com/2012/07/11/calling-all-guitarists/

  2. Can’t be science! Such great photos catching the children in their element as they play. We were at the science museum yesterday ourselves. Children are amazing at finding the fun in everything they explore. 🙂

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