The kids were home all week and the plan was to work from home in the mornings and then plan family fun in the afternoon. Then, I got slammed with the plague on Friday and spent the first few days of break flat out on the couch, neither working nor having family fun. I have some strange holiday-sickness jinx I think!
I was able to manage to rally one day so we could head in to our favorite, The Liberty Science Center. This is my first trip with the kids where I wasn’t also working at an event, so I was actually pretty excited about this trip.
Liberty Science Center is one of those magical places where all three of my charges, no matter their age difference, can find something they love and I get in on the action as well. This time, we all jumped in the wind tunnel inside the Sky Scrapers exhibit. Everyone took a turn of the Rubik’s Cube in its last few days there
and of course, at the Sesame Street Body Exhibit, I once again learned that you’re never too old for Elmo.
The place was more crowded than I’ve ever seen but we all still were able to test out everything we wanted and even had a seat for lunch! I’m so glad I was able to drag myself out of the house for one day of this break. Laughing and learning at LSC made looking at everyone’s tropical vacation pictures on Facebook that much easier!
Want to take your brood to laugh and learn at LSC? I have four free tickets to give away so you can! Just leave a comment below about your favorite activity to do with your kids and I’ll pick a winner early next week.
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Our family goes bowling together. My kids are 18, 15, and 6, and it’s an activity that the little guy can do almost as well as his older brothers. The bigger boys have been to Liberty Science Center. Definitely on the list for the little one.
The older ones might still like it too!
Jill F. says
I’m from the Red Bank area and my husband is from NY, so we have visited LSC with our son and loved it! However, we live in Baltimore now and our favorite outing is the MD Zoo. It’s big enough to find new things to explore, but not so big that it’s overwhelming. We can get really close to the big cats just about every time, and I love an outdoor attraction–even when it’s crowded, being outside helps.
I miss the Baltimore Zoo! Also, we loved the science center there when we lived there too.
Cathy Jarmon says
The Jarmon clan loves to visit the Please Touch Museum and Sesame Place when looking for a fun day trip. And of course we love going to the beach!! Haven’t gone to Liberty Science Center but it’s definitely on my list to take the girls to!!
I have never gone to Please Touch but have heard such great things about it!