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Explore the World of Dora and Diego at the Liberty Science Center
Explore the worlds of Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” with the new interactive exhibit “Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore!” now through January 24, 2016 at the Liberty Science Center.
Kids can explore different interactive play areas including Isa’s Flowery Garden, Journey to the Purple Planet, Tico’s Nutty Forest, the Animal Rescue Center, Tico’s car, a Rainforest Maze, Rocket Ship and the Pirate Piggies’ Ship. All of these exhibits are for children ages 3 to 10.
My children are very familiar with Dora and Diego, and it’s one of their favorite TV shows. One of my favorite parts of the TV show is that it teaches my children some Spanish, and most of the discovery stations have that bilingual theme. My husband and I took our three children, ages 6 and twin 3 year olds to see the Dora & Diego exhibit.
What we loved about the “Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore” exhibit
The discovery stations include lots of Dora’s friends. My children love Diego, Boots, Map, Backpack, Tico, Swiper and Isa. The room has plenty of space for children to explore and have fun.
- My daughter loved playing in Isa the Iguana’s Garden. She picked some beautiful scented flowers and even pretended to be a butterfly, while my son got to pretend to be an astronaut in the Rocket Ship station. He put on a spacesuit and slid down a purple planet slide.
- The Rainforest Maze is for very active preschoolers. My son loved swinging across the monkey bars and climbing across Jaguar Mountain.
- My older son loved the large space ship. He enjoyed working the controls and pretending to blast off into space.
- The big pirate ship was a hit with all my children. Everyone was a pirate going on a great adventure across the ocean.
- In Diego’s Animal Rescue Center children can practice helping rainforest animals such as jaguars, monkeys, sea turtles and crocodiles. There is a first aid station and lots of veterinarian equipment.
- My son drove Tico the squirrel’s tree car, while my daughter helped Tico pick nuts to fill his huge basket. We had to make sure to keep an eye out for Swiper!
In addition to the “Dora & Diego-Let’s Explore!” exhibit, there were several other great exhibits at Liberty Science Center.
What else can I see at the Liberty Science Center?
My son loved the Infinity Climber. This suspended climber makes you crawl and balance your way through the pathways.
It’s as high as 35 feet above the atrium floor. I even enjoyed the climber. Some of pathways were a tight squeeze. I had to get on my hands and knees to crawl. It was so much fun!
- In I Explore, children ages 2 – 5 can engage in several exhibits created just for them. My son loved the “Air Maze”, which is a twisted pathway of transparent tubes where you can watch soft balls zip through it and fly out. The giant light wall was also a huge hit. The “Clamber” was a climbing challenge in which all my children tried to reach the very top.
- The Action Zone exhibit allows you to test your sports skills. My son loved the giant simulator where he tossed some dodge-balls at zombies. The balance beams and rock wall was also a huge hit with him.
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The Liberty Science Center is open daily from 9:00-5:30. It is located at 222 Jersey City Blvd in Jersey City, NJ. To learn more about the Liberty Science Center, please visit their website.
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