Finding things to do during Covid has been a bit challenging as well as overwhelming. The steps we need to take now to attend experiences with our kids are no longer mindless and require careful thought and planning. The only good thing that has come out of planning excursions during Covid is the ability to schedule the time you attend your visit and the limited amount of people that are in the same space as you. This helps with kids who get easily overwhelmed when there are too many people around.
When we found out that one of our local favorites were still open from Thursdays through Sundays, I knew the kids would love to visit the Liberty Science Center. We have attended LSC regularly for the past two years and each time we go we get to see and experience something new. My 3 kids ages range from 5-11, so it’s not often we can find things to do that keep the 5 year old and 11 year old equally happy.
One of the latest things to see at Liberty Science Center is the Rubik’s Cube exhibit. I knew for sure all my kids would love this experience, so it was the first thing we saw. There were a limited amount of people attending, so it was much easier than in the past to let the kids roam around and experience the exhibits on their own as opposed to sticking together throughout the whole visit and seeing everything together. Each child was able to take their time to experience only what they wanted to check out. I was happy to see that people were thoroughly cleaning all surfaces throughout our entire visit. The Rubik’s exhibit was fascinating and engaging. Not only did the kids see just about every type of Rubik’s cube invented, but they also got to experience a giant interactive Rubik’s cube that moved as they controlled it.
After the Rubik’s Cube Exhibit we headed over to the Planetarium where we watched an enlightening show on the planets that were in the sky at that very moment. The speaker took us on an adventure to see the current planets in our night sky and taught us the characteristics of those planets. There are many other shows to see in their planetarium, but each show plays at a specific time. Be sure to check out the Planetarium Shows at Liberty Science Center before planning your trip so you can determine what time you should plan to arrive.
I didn’t think my oldest would enjoy Storyland as much as she did, but the interactive preschool exhibit featured some of her childhood favorite books like “The Snowy Day.” This fun and educational exhibit offers a trip down memory lane for older children and relatable experiences for the little ones.
I know we shouldn’t have favorites, but it’s hard not to when your entire family loves Superheroes. Liberty Science Center offers a new exhibit that I hope is here to stay, called DC Super Heroes. This super-interactive exhibit is great for kids and adults of all ages. You get to be the hero and the bad guy all at once, trying to dodged the laser beams of a bank or running as fast as the Flash.
You can purchase tickets for Liberty Science Center in advance and choose the time you would like to visit their planetarium by visiting Liberty Science Center.