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Or sort of... In order to get out of the House, we decided to visit some of the local attractions.

This week, we visited Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. This is a rare treat, since the admission is so expensive. It came to about $100 for 2 adults and 2 toddlers, and that is not including the lunch. But, considering our mental state and the severe case of cabin fever, we thought of it as a mini-vacation.

Now, if you've never been to Liberty Science, it really is a sight to behold. The kids were too young for us to explain some of the scientific principles behind the games they were playing, so we just let them have as much fin as they could pack in a day. And fun they certainly had.

They spent most of their time in two exhibits: I Explore and Wonder Why. Everything in these exhibits is designed for young children, and it very much interactive. When there, children are encouraged to watch, touch, and engage. As always, we were amazed at the inventive ways children found to play.

The biggest hit of the day was the Skyscraper! exhibit. They walked around in awe asking questions about the machinery on display and more than once trying to jump the fences. No joke. After, they built their own little city with blocks using the existing models as an inspiration. Truly amazing.

So, if you are, like us, suffering from cabin fever, during this endless winter, we highly recommend the Liberty Science. Not only did kids have an amazing time, we also got to refresh some of our science knowledge we haven't used since high school. you never know when you might need it.


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