Fear is the secret to happy marriages, lasting friendships, and the final ingredient in numerous madman-created serums. Embrace the scary side of science with today’s Groupon to the Halloween Spooktacular at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on October 28 or 29. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get admission for one (up to a $15 value).
- For $13, you get admission for two (up to a $30 value).
- For $24, you get admission for four (up to a $60 value).
The undead roam the corridors at the nonprofit Liberty Science Center, seeking out intrepid brain owners who come to enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating, crafting, costume contests, and other ghoulish delights. Class is in session at the Halloween Haunted High School as ghouls recreate terrifying scenes from horror films and elementary-school gym class. Visitors tiptoe into the Creepy Cafeteria, where zombie lunch ladies serve up delicacies fresh from the graveyard and a menacing nurse awaits those foolish enough to seek remedies for their fits of fear.
Younger tykes aged 2–5 lead adult counterparts through the I Explore playground, pounding out tunes on the rock xylophone, shepherding spheroids through the two-story ball machine, and challenging poltergeists to interdimensional games of patty-cake. Visitors of all ages can reconvene to share laughs and screams during Halloween comedy-film showings, and a costume contest caps off the night, after which participants can strut their stuff with fellow boogiemen at the Bug Ball.
Liberty Science Center
Inside the pitch-black Touch Tunnel, you're completely blind. On your hands and knees, you crawl forward, relying solely on your other senses to lead you through the darkness. The tunnel is only 80 feet long, but the exit might as well be miles away. After finally emerging safe (and sighted) from the most popular exhibit at Liberty Science Center, a family could still spend four more hours at the many hands-on attractions and experiences designed to enlighten visitors about the power and fun of science.
Liberty Science Center houses a dozen galleries for interactive exploration. Visitors can step out onto the Infinity Climber, suspended 35 feet in the air; see how their skills stack up against a multi-sport simulator in Action Zone; or connect with more than 100 animal species, including giant fish, buzzing honey bees, and a family of tamarin monkeys. At I Explore, young scientists ages 2–5 learn about the world around them while launching colorful balls into the air or banging out tunes on a stone xylophone. Visitors can also catch the two-million volt Nikola Tesla Lightning Show. When it's time to relax, the whole family can visit the largest IMAX dome theater in the U.S., which transports onlookers from outer space to the deepest depths of the oceans and just about everywhere in between.