Thanks to MomTrends and the Liberty Science Center for having us!
For many years, we had a family membership to the Liberty Science Center. Especially handy in the winter, we spent quite a few weekend days there. When Miles was younger, it was PERFECT. But as he got a little older, he lost interest. But when I got the invitation to experience LSC Fall Fun, I couldn’t turn it down.
I’m so glad we went!
In addition to their standard exhibits, the Liberty Science Center also features a couple of traveling exhibits. And as Fall Fest guests, we were able to experience those as well.
Angry Birds: The Art and Science Behind a Global Phenomenon
We decided to start our day with one of Miles’s favorites: Angry Birds. Angry Birds: The Art and Science Behind a Global Phenomenon may be the best exhibit I’ve ever experienced at the Liberty Science Center. Truly, we could have stayed there all day and been completely satisfied.
Guests will have opportunities to engage in hands-on demonstrations of various Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts including building and racing handheld vehicles in a live version of Angry Birds Go!; visiting the high-tech design studio to learn about the creation of the Angry Birds games; and exhibits explaining live bird characteristics from egg sizes to wingspan measurements and flight dynamics.”
We had a great time playing a little life-sized game of Angry Birds. We designed and built our very own level, and proceeded to knock it down using a slingshot. Physics!
By far, Miles’s favorite part of the exhibit was the Artist Studio. In there, he was able to get a lesson on drawing his favorite Angry Birds characters AND create his very own Angry Birds stop motion video!
Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit
Our next stop was Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit. Miles’s claimed not to be very excited about it. But once we stepped into this PBS classic, he had a great time.
He dove right into the “dig,” brushing off hidden fossils and making discoveries. Then, after crawling through a tent, he climbed aboard a train and all the way to the Cretaceous Period. There was a quick round of a tabletop board game. And then we learned about herbivores and carnivores.
While the exhibit is aimed at younger kids (like the show’s audience), our family still had a great time there. We even learned some things about dinosaurs!
LSC Fall Fest
Once we had sufficiently explored the inside of the museum, it was time to head outside for the real LSC Fall Fun… with a little pit stop at one of the largest indoor pumpkin patches around. For just $2, Miles got to pick out and paint his own pumpkin!
Outside, there was plenty more to explore. First up was the mini petting zoo. There were adorable alpacas, goats, mini cows, and – Miles’s favorites – bunnies and chicks.
We then made our way through the Spider Maze. It’s amazing how they can blend fun and learning. There were large model spiders and descriptions sprinkled throughout the maze.
Our last stop (but by no means the last thing they have going on) was apple picking. But it wasn’t the usual apple picking. This kind was “ballistic” – as in shooting a bow and arrow to knock apples off a tree. Even I had to give it a shot!
Since I can’t say “no” to apple cider donuts, we picked up some of those and a s’mores cookie for Miles from their seasonal treat stand before calling it a day.
The Liberty Science Center has so much to offer right now that their Fall Fest spills out into the “front yard.” So, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate my favorite season, be sure to check out all the LSC Fall Fun they have to offer! And for other ideas, take a look at my Fall Bucket List for this year. You know it’s my favorite!