Our trip to the Liberty Science Center was a blast for the most part! My kids are still a bit young to full understand some of the things that they had but it was still a lot of fun. The kids enjoyed the exhibits, such as the sneezing nose (well the littlest one not so much it scared her but the other 2 loved it).
Their Favorite Part was the Wonder Why exhibit. They got to climb a rock wall, my daughter was able to make it all the way across and my son made it half way!
They had an exhibit that measured your height, and it seems I have shrunk! I was 4ft 10 1/4 inches and it told me I was 4ft 9 3/4 inches. I think I will stick with what my doctor told me the last time I was measured like 2 years ago only because I don’t wanna shrink lol.
The kids got to do an experiment to see what happens when river water and salt water combine and they loved being able to be hands on with learning. They had insect exhibits that showed different insects, and other animals like turtles, frogs and snakes and then different fish exhibits. The kids loved seeing the different insects (even though for me they creeped me out especially the ones of cockroaches yuck!)
We went through the Touch Tunnel, all of us enjoyed this even our 15 month old. It is completely dark in the tunnel and you have to keep one hand on the side wall and find your way through the tunnel just by using your sense of touch. They had many exhibits that older children would enjoy, my kids were not to interested in something because of their age but I could totally see them loving them in a few years.
They also have an area for kids ages 2-5 to explore and play, which at first we thought would be great for them to just relax a little bit but with adults not paying attention to their kids, our littlest one got knocked down while holding my hand on multiple occasions due to kids who were a lot older then 5 being there as well and kids chucking balls at each other from the ball popper machine thing it made it for our visit to that section to not turn out as well as we would have liked it to . Next time we know to make sure there are like 5 people in there before we go to that section instead of the 20 plus kids and then their parents that were running around in there.
There is plenty to do and not just the exhibits, but they have another Lab center that we did not do because my kids were to young for it and they have a few exhibits like the IMax theater that you have to pay for but they prices for those are pretty reasonable.
We checked out the cafe for lunch and we were a bit upset by the prices, for the amount of food you were given they were pretty pricey, which we did not end up eating there because we had food in the car just in case we ran in to it being to pricey. We figured out that for all 5 of us to eat would have been over $40 which is just not in our budget.
We also checked out the gift shop, when we go places our kids must pick something that they will remember where they went. We do not allow them to buy toys (which there were plenty of) and they can not buy something that does not have somewhere on it where we went. I want them to pick quality souvenirs so that they can keep them and look back later and say when I went here I got this and I remember that day. They each ended up with rock keychains that said Liberty Science Center on them, the price was not to bad they were $5 each and then they kids each spent $1 on rockcandy lolipops.
This is defiantly some place that I would love to take the kids to again. We know that for our budget we need to make sure we pack our lunch, and since we bought souvenirs this time we can avoid the gift shop any other time we go. Over all it was a great family trip, the kids loved it and talked about our trip the whole way home and first thing when they woke up the next morning.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, I did receive free admission for me and my family to Liberty Science Center to complete this review. All opinions are my own.
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