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Jul 22, 2016

How to Spend a Weekend in Jersey City

Liberty Science Center

A Jersey City favorite, the Liberty Science Center is home to several diverse exhibits designed to open the mind and achieve a deeper understanding of science. Whether you want to learn about the honey bee’s contribution to our ecosystem or discover how lightening works, the Liberty Science Center is a hands-on, interactive education hub that fascinates all ages. For a full day of fun, the All-Access Pass is the way to go. At $31.75 for adults and $25.75 for children, receive access to all exhibitions, an informative IMAX or 3D film, and a premium exhibition. Current showings include A Beautiful Planet, an educational piece on our planet and galaxy, and National Parks Adventure which explores our breathtaking outdoor landscapes.

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City

Jersey City Free Public Library

Even in our digital age, never underestimate a library’s ability to teach and inspire curiosity. Browse through a massive collection of titles spanning hundreds of topics at the Jersey City Public Library. If you feel some of the content may be outdated or prefer to read online articles, the library is a quiet, peaceful place to connect to WiFi and get lost in a new subject. The Main Branch hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday.

472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City

Hoboken Historical Museum

Take a step back in time and learn something new at the Hoboken Historical Museum. The current exhibit showcases the fascinating life of Frank Sinatra, highlighting his decades-long career.  In the Upper Gallery, view sketches from artist Kevin McCloskey depicting pigeons he’s seen throughout Hoboken. Admission is only $4 and supports “one of Hoboken’s most active organizations.” Curious to learn more about Hoboken? The museum’s website provides an interesting history article worth a read.

1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken

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