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January 21, 2009

Liberty Science Center Event Recap, Giveaway Contest and Special Offer!

1 Winter in New Jersey can be brutal. Not as brutal as winter in North Dakota or Nebraska, but cold, long and dreary nonetheless. This winter has been particularly bad and last weekend was the worst, as the temperature hit zero on Saturday. But we lucky bloggers from the New Jersey Moms Blog, NYC Moms Blog, and Philly Moms Blog were not even remotely upset, because we had a fantastic indoor destination that was destined to be a hit with parents and kids alike: the Liberty Science Center.

We headed out en masse to the newly renovated Liberty Science Center and gave a brief glance at the Statue of Liberty before getting out of the piercing wind. Once inside the museum, we made our way to the Chalsty Center where we got to take in three different shows great for kids of all ages. My favorite was the Fun with Liquid Nitrogen Show. It sounded ridiculously dangerous but was actually fascinating. Balloons were shrunk and forced into a small bucket, rubber was hardened, and the show culminated with everyone getting to touch a cold cloud. My son really enjoyed the live animal show and has not stopped talking about the toads with poison pouches on their backs. I personally would have been happier to never have learned that toads can kill. The biggest hit of the day by far was the Big Bird and Elmo Planetarium Show. We crawled into this amazing black balloon contraption and enjoyed a three dimensional adventure among the stars with Big Bird and Elmo running around us. In between shows, we got to mingle and meet each other's families. Eventually, we split up and headed out to check out the rest of the museum.

Here is what our influential mom bloggers had to say on their personal sites about spending time at the Liberty Science Center with their families!

I have to admit that my kids were spent after the excitement of three shows, and the only place we had the collective energy to visit was the cafeteria. I can report that it was well-stocked. The only good thing about having so many months of winter ahead of us is that I can guarantee we will be back very soon to the Liberty Science Center to check out their permanent exhibits.

More information about the Liberty Science Center, special activites, giveaway contest and special promotions are below!

Liberty Science Center is hosting a special weekend celebrating Chinese New Year and will ring in the Year of the Ox with a variety of engaging programs! On January 24 and 25 plan a visit to see free theater showings of One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure and enjoy a variety of hand-on family activities.

Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take guests on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Specially designed for younger learners, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure is a digitally-presented theater program. Made possible by the Sesame Street Workshop and the National Science Foundation.

When: January 24 and 25, 2009
Time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Where:  The Interactive Theater in the Jennifer A. Chalsty Center
Ages: 4-6 with adults

Seats are limited, please come early to pick up free tickets at the Box Office.

SPECIAL GUEST: SATURDAY ONLY
Meet Sesame Street’s Elmo
Meet one of Sesame Street's most beloved characters, Elmo, in person!
When:  Saturday, January 24
Hourly appearances from 9:20am-2:20pm

OFFERS, OFFERS and MORE OFFERS!

GIVEAWAY CONTEST:  Now what would an event be without a giveaway contest?  Liberty Science Center would like us to giveaway a-family-four-pack of tickets.  Simply leave a comment below on why you and your family would like to attend the Liberty Science Center.  A random winner will be selected on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:00pm PST.  (You could even use the tickets for this weekends festivities!)  Please make sure to leave your email address in the comment section.  We promise NOT to share your contact information with anyone.  We simply need to contact you if you are the lucky winner! Passes expire on January 23, 2010.

COUPON: The Liberty Science Center would like to offer our bloggers and viewers a printable coupon.  Print out THIS COUPON and bring it to the Box Office to receive one FREE child exhibition ticket with the purchase of a regular price adult ticket.  This special offer expires March 31, 2009.

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