Student groups visit Hudson County, New Jersey, to experience Liberty Science Center, diverse culture and go-kart action. Only 4.7 miles from the heart of Manhattan, discover spectacular views of the New York City in minutes by ferry, train, bus or car. Hudson County’s location and affordability cannot be beat!

Liberty Science Center

Planetarium show at Liberty Science Center
Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, N.J.
Credit: Liberty Science Center

Visitors to the New York City area are making Liberty Science Center a must-see destination during their trip! Students can journey through the universe in our massive planetarium, meet hundreds of animals in our live-animal galleries, enjoy 3D movies and live science demonstrations, and so much more!

Did you know our Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater can produce more than 281 trillion colors? Yes, it’s true! See the colors in action when you catch a show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

RPM Raceway

go kart racing at RPM Racing
RPM Racing, Jersey City, N.J.
Credit: Liberty Science Center

Race like the pros. At RPM Raceway, everyone gets the high-RPM experience. Drive go-karts that introduce you to the craft of real racing. Cut corners on tracks designed off formula speedways. No license required. No experience needed.

Every racing champion started in a go-kart. Now it’s your turn. Grab a helmet. Buckle up. Let’s race!

American Dream

American Dream
American Dream, East Rutherford, N.J.

American Dream, a world-class retail and entertainment destination, is set to open in October. It is approximately 3 million square feet with over 450 retail, food and specialty ships, and over 18 acres of entertainment.

American Dream includes North America’s largest fully enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park; a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; Kidzania; a live performing arts theater; 285 foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theaters by CMX; Sea Life Aquarium, Munchies Food Hall, Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; The Dining Terrace, offering over 15 full-service restaurants and two 18-hole miniature golf attractions.