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The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City

The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City!

July 21 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ

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Suggested Ages: All

$29.99/adults, $24.99/ages 2-12

Celebrate the art and delightful characters of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems in interactive exhibits featuring best-friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Make art inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. Have a hilarious conversation with Elephant Gerald and Piggie at the phone booth, make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation, drive around in a wearable bus, spin the laundromat washing machine to uncover Knuffle Bunny and more hands-on fun.

See our guide to Liberty Science Museum.

U-Pick Sunflowers & Blueberries

Take a tractor to gorgeous fields of sunflowers with 10 hidden photo ops  and pick your own sunflowers and zinnias ($2.50/stem, cash only). Eight varieties of blueberries & raspberries available for a limited time ($6/pound, clamshells provided).

Be prepared for heat, dirt and bees.

Enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade and shaved ices and food from…

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Paddle Boats at Orange Reservoir

Paddle a swan-shaped boat on the Orange Reservoir. Boats seat 2 or 4. For ages 2+. Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis. No advanced sales. Weekends only

Also play on the Children’s Regatta Playground with a wave-like rubberized safety surface and a series of play equipment designed to look like boats. A…

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

See over 200 species representing animals from around the world including tigers, lions, exotic birds and many more. Indoor areas like Reptile House, Touch Tank, Sea Turtle Recovery, and Penguins are open with one-way traffic patterns and limited capacities.

* Also ride an endangered species carousel, play Safari-themed mini golf ($10-$12), climb the Prehistoric Playground…

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Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure

Drive (slowly) through 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions a 350-acre preserve. The safari takes about an hour or two depending on traffic (and animals crossings – they can get very close).

The audio guide is mostly safety instructions. Download a printable safari guide in advance and listen…

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