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 Hands On Exhibits

The Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
-------- The museum has a permanent collection of 27,000 cultural objects and natural history specimens.
Currently undergoing an extensive 6-year $46 million renovation project, and is expected to open in May 2008.

Children's Museum -- Over 30 exhibits.
599 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ.
the museum is off Winters Ave. between the Fashion Center Mall and the Paramus Park Mall.

Children's Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Manhattan, NY
-------- Five floors of exhibits using art, science, and nature to teach children about the creative process. Lots of hands-on activities.  Suggested ages 2 through 10.

The Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA 18042
-------- Don't forget to check our their store. Watch the live demonstrations of crayon manufacturing, create projects to keep colorful souvenirs and explore hands-on exhibits.
Check if they still offer combination tours of the factory, canal and amusement park.

Discovery House
East Brunswick, NJ
-------- A hands on museum.
www.discovery-house.com   Coupons

The Franklin Institute Science Museum
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
-------- Lots of hands on exhibits.  You will need a whole day to see it all if you see the Imax show and Planetarium.  The museum's parking lot is hard to find and it's entrance is only available through a one way street.  Get the ticket stamped for a discount.
Make sure you try the SkyBike ride, it's a trip, and go on the moving locomotive ride.
They also offer birthday parties and a camp-in.
www.fi.edu  Print a discount coupon - http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/coupon.html

Imagine That
East Hanover 201-952-0022
-------- Kids learn while they play.

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
-------- Lots of science exhibits, camp in over night for group of 30 or more.

04-13  New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
Main Phone: 718-699-0005
Built initially as a pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair, the New York Hall of Science is now New York City's hands-on science and technology center. Since 1986, NYSCI has served over seven million children, parents and teachers. NYSCI's mission is to convey the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn. NYSCI features the largest collection of hands-on science exhibits in New York City.
Visitors of all ages can explore over 450 interactive exhibits.
The Hall offer sleepover programs for scout groups.
You can rent space at the Hall for corporate events, parties or birthdays.

===2014=== To be determined

World Maker Faire
September 21 22, 2013
Save the date! A family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology. Requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket.  

Sony Wonder Tech Lab -
550 Madison Ave. at 56th St
New York, NY
-------- A wonderful, four-floor, hands-on multi-media extravaganza demonstrating the latest in technology and digital entertainment.
The one-of-a-kind exhibits are hands-on and provide the opportunity to jam with music artists, produce your own movie preview, edit a news show, create a video game, and even explore the world of medical ultrasound.

The Wonder Museum - CLOSED
385 Route 130
East Windsor, NJ
-------- A 16,000 square-foot interactive children's museum with more than 50 hands-on activities. Children explore new worlds and different periods in America's history, sample a variety of occupations and learn about science, history, cultures and geography through experimentation.

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