The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee is offering a free day of “football, fun and science” for kids 18 and under at the Liberty Science Center on Feb. 1, 2014. Here are details, from the committee:
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER
AT THE LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER ON FEBRUARY 1
Kid’s Day at Liberty Science Center, sponsored by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee
will Provide Children the Opportunity to Experience a day of football, fun and science
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK – January 25, 2014 – The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee today announced that it will cover the cost of admission for all children 18 years old and under who visit the Liberty Science Center on Saturday, February 1. The museum is currently featuring Gridiron Glory, a traveling exhibition of some of the most iconic artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“We are very pleased to offer this special and unique opportunity for local New Jersey children and visiting children from beyond the region to experience the excitement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for free,” said Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Host Committee President and CEO. “We are sure kids of all ages will revel in the chance to see the Lombardi Trophy and other NFL artifacts up close.”
“We are truly grateful to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for their generous gift, which will allow children from all over the area to experience a very unique hands-on exhibit,” said (LSC). “This sponsorship allows children to enjoy their own unique Super Bowl experience, and make unforgettable memories at the Liberty Science Center.”
The 5,000 square-foot interactive multimedia exhibit features more than 200 objects, including the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy, select showings of original Hall of Fame busts, new material from NFL Films, never-before-seen artifacts, immersive fan experiences and a specially-designed “Hometown Heroes” zone that pays tribute to the New York Football Giants and New York Jets teams.
To complement the artifacts and interactive elements of the Gridiron Glory exhibition, Liberty Science Center is also featuring the Training Camp gallery, at which guests can test their physical skills on authentic equipment as they throw, jump, and kick their way through the 1,200-square-foot experience.
Visitors under six years old will also enjoy a football-themed obstacle course designed just for them called “Pint-sized Players,” and a visit to LSC’s other traveling exhibition, Bob the Builder – Project: Build It!. Both are also included with admission.
Liberty Science Center is open from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm on February 1. Adult tickets cost $19.75, kids 18 and under are free. LSC is located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey NJ, 07305 and is easily accessible via the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. Parking costs $7 per car, no buses will be permitted on November 1, 2014. All kids must be accompanied by an adult throughout their visit. Guests can learn more about LSC’s offerings at www.lsc.org.
Free admission for kids 18 and under on February 1 is presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Gridiron Glory at Liberty Science Center is generously supported by PSE&G and News12 NJ.
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About the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee is the entity created by the owners of the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets to raise the necessary funds and partner with the NFL to plan and stage Super Bowl XLVIII and all of its associated events. The Host Committee also works closely with area business leaders and public officials to coordinate key logistics and maximize the game’s positive economic impact for the region. Additionally, in an effort to give back to the surrounding region, the Host Committee supports an active roster of charitable initiatives, largely conducted through the work of the Snowflake Youth Foundation, including the rehabilitation of after-school centers, support for the Super Community Blood Drives, and various environmental works.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. oversees all host activities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be history’s first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held on February 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium, the home of both the New York Jets and New York Football Giants.
About Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than half a million students, teachers, and parents visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center’s offsite and online programs. LSC is the most visited museum in New Jersey and the largest interactive science center in the New York metropolitan area.