Get Curious with the Curious George Exhibit at the Liberty Science Center

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by
In full disclosure, we were given passes to Liberty Science Center in exchange for our review of the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun and our efforts to share fun things to do in New Jersey with our readers.

 

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Did you love Curious George as a child?

Do your children love him now?

I remember reading Curious George books when I was a little girl and I love reading them to my kids now. They love Curious George and all of the crazy situations he gets himself into. But what I love most about Curious George is how he gets himself out of trouble through his problem solving skills. The new exhibit at Liberty Science Center encourages children to explore scientific concepts in the same way George does.

 

Recently, we had the chance to visit the “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” exhibit while we were at the Liberty Science Center. As we made our way through the exhibit we were able to explore several science concepts like shadows, wind energy, and friction.

 

Highlights from the Curious George Exhibit at the Liberty Science Center

 

Explore Curious George’s Apartment Building

The first section of the Curious George exhibit we explored was George’s apartment building. This area includes fun places to play like the apartment building mailboxes or opening the elevator. But it also includes many opportunities to learn about light, shadows, and pulleys. My kids loved placing colored translucent shapes on the overhead projector and seeing their shadows projected on the wall. It was actually the first time they had ever seen a projector and they were amazed. They also loved helping George clean the windows on the apartment by pulling on the pulley string.

 

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Play Mini Golf with George

This was probably my son’s favorite part of the Curious George exhibit. As soon as he caught a glimpse of the mini golf holes, he ran right over. But these weren’t just any mini golf holes! This was mini golf with a scientific twist. Each hole had a problem to be solved, just like George does on the show. On one of the holes the children needed to use a ramp to get the ball over the hole in the course. In another hole they were able to connect PVC pipes together to make a tunnel for the ball to travel through.

 

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Learn About Wind Power on the Farm

The farm was definitely my daughter’s favorite part of the Curious George exhibit. All of the activities on the farm are based on exploring wind power. There are fans for the children to operate and try to set off chimes and wind vanes. Another section of the farm included a table of blocks that can be used to make something that will spin in the wind. My daughter found that to be a very challenging task. But the best part of the exhibit was the make and take section. There are two crafting sections. On one side you have the instructions and materials to make your own pinwheel, and on the other side you can make a windsock. Both kids were very excited to make something they could take home with them.

 

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George’s Sidewalk Produce Stand

In in the produce stand, children can pretend they are shopping in a city market just like George. There are stuffed fruits and vegetables to shop for, and a scale to weigh them on. After you select your produce you can check out on the pretend cash register.

 

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Curious George’s Museum within a Museum

My favorite part of the Curious George exhibit was the mini museum about Curious George and his creators. There were cases full of Curious George memorabilia and many of his books. It was also interesting to read about the Rey’s and the interesting lives they led. My daughter was curious about the rotary phone and loved learning how to use it.

 

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In addition to all of these great activities children can climb aboard Curious George’s rocket ship and go down the slide, or sit on a park bench and read a book. And if you visit the exhibit on October 1, November 11, November 25, December 28, and December 29 you can even meet Curious George and take a picture with him.

 

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious will be open until January 8, 2017, and entrance to the exhibit is included with admission to the science center.

 

 

For more details about the Curious George exhibit at the Liberty Science Center, please visit the Liberty Science Center website.

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One lucky family will win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Liberty Science Center to GET CURIOUS!

 

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6 thoughts on “Get Curious with the Curious George Exhibit at the Liberty Science Center

  1. Nan Mil says:

    My kids are curious about the human body & it’s ability to heal itself & how it works

  2. Tanya Gioia says:

    My kids are curious about bugs, nature, farming & growing food

  3. Jersey Joe's Nancy says:

    My kids are curious about how nature exists, how to save our planet, & how to win this contest! Lol

  4. Amanda Buron says:

    My kids are curious about animals, bugs, wind power, etc. they love to learn “Why?”

  5. Mayu says:

    One of my daughter is curious about everything I do. “What’s this?” “Why are you doing this?” all the time!

  6. Matthew says:

    My kids are curious about everything, but especially when mom and dad start spelling things so that they don’t understand.

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