Liberty Science Center
New Jersey’s first state science museum, which sits in the western part of the area, Liberty State Park is an absolute learning center and science museum that opened in 1933. The museum contains multiple educational opportunities, historical artifacts, engineering artworks driven by computers, the world’s fifth largest IMAX Dome theater, the largest planetarium of the nation, and isokinetic structures named Hoberman Sphere, created by colorful plastic and capable of stretching and folding for its original size.
Monuments and Memorials
Liberty State Park has many monuments and memorials of the historical world wars, survivors, and fighters, featuring Liberation, a bronze sculpture as a memorial, and a two-story sail-shaped bronze monument of the historical journey of Christopher Columbus on his 500th anniversary. In the shape of the ship, the Sail of Columbus is a stone base that highlights the traveling history and scenes of Columbus. There are many displays of the names of victims engraved on walls.
Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey
Liberty State Park has abandoned rail yards. Daily opens from 8 am to 5 pm, the Terminal situated at the Park’s entrance offers easy access to the Hudson River and a gateway to the ocean. The Terminal is the immigrant station settling within the area, boarded trains from other states. The rail runs through the Park and adjoins the downtown directly to the Communipaw Park.
- Opened in 1976, Liberty State Park is maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
- The urban park covers 1212 acres of landscape, founded by Morris Pesin.
Activities: – The State Park is a popular destination of the nation that has something for everyone to enjoy sports, picnics, water features, and liberty walk along the waterfront. The state park contains a U.S. Flag Plaza that flies high in the sky, the Statue of Liberty overlook, and monuments to explore the history and journey of Columbus. Enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July along the flag plaza and walk on the Hudson River waterfront walkway. The park has a science museum and art center and includes many interactive science exhibits, educational classes, and art galleries. Enjoy movies in the IMAX Theatre, outdoor performances, and concerts of Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Selena Gomez, and many other celebrities.
What to expect: – Liberty State Park covers more than 1200 acres which include the history of the city, monuments and sculptures, wildlife, panoramic vistas of sunset, and Statue of Liberty Overlook, unparalleled views of Manhattan’s skyline, and science museum to discover new facts and explore artworks of local and international artists. Enjoy hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, fishing, the fireworks show, a movie in the IMAX theatre, walking on the waterfront beach, and watching water characters. Explore the dramatic history of Columbus, the railroad terminal, and Communipaw.
Plan your visit: – You can come here all year round from 6 am to 10 pm through Monday to Sunday. Liberty State Park is the grand setting of the city of New Jersey and has no admission fee, provides a picnic area, transporting history, outdoor performances, historical background stories, an interpretive science museum, and engraved names of victims on memorials to explore.