Giveaway- Liberty Science Center New Exhibits

 Giveaway- Liberty Science Center Great For the Entire Family!

Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ is one of our family’s favorite places to go, especially during the summer months. Science is big in this house. My youngest daughter is always ready to hear more about the planets, the universe and anything scientific. It’s fun to get unplugged and into the world. It’s also always a plus when dinosaurs are involved. 

We could spend forever at Liberty Science Center but this time when we visited we went to three different exhibitions, Jack Horner’s Dino Dig, Arthur’s World and Grossology. I would suggest seeing all of these and more depending on how much time you have to spend at LSC. There definitely is enough to do that you can spend the entire day there.

Jack Horner’s Dino Dig is a great place for anyone who loves dinosaurs. A makeshift dinosaur fossil exhibit with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. Upon entering Dino Dig everyone gets their own brush to help uncover the gigantic fossil pieces that lay below the sand. You will definitely feel like you have entered a real excavation site and everyone in your family will feel like a paleontologist. You will have the opportunity to dig for more than sixty fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. A lot of fun and learning going on as each bone fossil is uncovered. There are plenty of workers on hand to answer all of your dinosaur and fossil related questions. Please note that since this exhibition is seasonal (now through September 3) and located outside it may be closed due to inclement weather.

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Arthur’s World is a bigger than life exhibition that brings you into the world of Arthur. I don’t know about you but after having three children I feel like Arthur is part of the family. We were so excited to chek out Arthur’s™ World, which is a national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books. My previous classroom and our home are filled to the brim with Arthur books! As you enter the exhibit you will have the chance to see Arthur’s kitchen and play inside of it. There are recipes and play foods that will allow your children to pretend play just like they in the actual Read family’s kitchen. Of course Mr. Ratburn’s classroom is part of the fun complete with a chalkboard your children can write on, a teacher’s desk and a few student desks filled with school supplies. There is a chance for dress up play and to role model both teacher and student. What a fun stop. You can even enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Next stop is the Elwood City Library where you can read books and even be the librarian! There is place to go backyard camping in real tents. But I think one of our favorite parts was the Lakewood School Auditorium where you can make a live video and watch yourself appear on a giant television screen! Anyone who loves Arthur should definitely check this out, but even if you are a new fan or have not heard of him at all your family will still enjoy the Arthur’s World exhibition, at Liberty Science Center now through September 16th.

Our final stop of the day was at the new Grossology exhibit! Grossology is the (impolite) science of the human body. If you want to know exactly what that means you will have to visit the exhibit. Let me tell you, all the kids in this exhibit could not get enough! There was a gigantic nose with walk in nostrils and slide through the intestines. This exhibit has everything that no one wants to ever discuss including burping, vomiting, passing gas, and boggers, all so gross! But that is exactly what this exhibit is all about, everything gross about the body and most likely everything your children will love learning more about but can never really discuss with you.

Your child can become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering and mucus production. They can also climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds. So gross!  Then they can visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons why humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas . Then they can crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.  There was also a bigger than life Operation game for kids to place all of the body parts inside of and then try to remove. Where was this when I was a kid? I LOVED how much the kids inside this exhibit loved it. There was a ton of learning and laughing going on.  But more importantly there was a better understanding of the human body and how it works. Bravo, Grossology! Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. Ask about Premium Pass at the Box Office, or get details here.

By the way, have you heard that Liberty Science Center houses one of the World’s largest planetarium? It’s a must do if you visit LSC. The newly opened Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater  and will take you on a journey through the solar system like you have never experienced before in your life.  You can choose from a variety of shows that suit your family including One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure! There is a show for everyone.  Our favorite is In To Worlds Beyond,  where your family will tour each of the planets of our solar system—a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Through travel you will see the surfaces of Venus and the  mountains and canyons of Mars, and even Neptune’s giant moon Triton. Before the show begins a live presenter will show the audience where the planets are in the night sky. You may even see Liberty Science Center and the dome! Check out our day at Liberty Science Center on

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Winner will be chosen via from our youtube video. Good Luck. Winner Chosen August 9th at 10 pm. Winner will be announced on youtube in the comments of the above listed video. Two passes will be mailed out via snail mail. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Momtrends and Liberty Science Center. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Thank you for reading about our adventures- Diane

#Giveaway ALPHA NYC Advance Screening!

ALPHA Movie NYC Advance Movie Screening!

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening on ALPHA!

Check out the Screening Information here:
Saturday, July 28
Regal E-Walk
247 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Check In: 10:00 AM
Film Start: 11:00 AM

Click on this link to claim free screening passes:


REMINDER: Screenings are overbooked in order to ensure a full house. Please arrive early as the line will be cut when theater limits are at capacity. If you arrive early you should be okay.
Release: August 17, 2018
Rating: PG-13

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring coutless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is an ALPHA movie screening partner. All opinions are that of Diane and do reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across all social media networks.

#Giveaway Casino Pier And Break Water Beach On the #JerseyShore

Giveaway- Casino Pier And Break Water Beach On The Jersey Shore

casino8Take one family, a waterpark, a boardwalk and a summer day and get back the best time ever and memories that will last a lifetime! Well, at least that is my take on our recent getaway to Seaside Heights, NJ- less than two hours from NYC. Last weekend our family was invited to Casino Pier And Break Water Beach Waterpark.


As a child and teen I spent a lot of time in Seaside Heights. As a teacher I took some of my classes there on class trips. Wow! Although some things have stayed the same a lot has changed. As you may or may not know, in 2012 Seaside Heights (along with many of us on the east coast) suffered big loses from Hurricane Sandy. Casino Pier, same name as previously,  is the new pier that was built after the hurricane. Honestly we did not know what to expect and were completely elated with our findings.


Our first stop was Breakwater Beach Waterpark. It’s located one block from the boardwalk and easy to find because it’s directly across from the giant ferris wheel and Casino Pier. Breakwater Beach Waterpark is like a little kingdom onto itself. You can really spend the entire day there and then the night at Casino Pier which is exactly what we did. There is plenty to do at Breakwater Beach Waterpark. We absolutely loved The Harbor wave pool with calmness and waves alternating. If you are into thrill water slides Salem’s Scream is for you with its fifty foot drop! Revere’s Wild Ride is another fun one and Two If By Sea hosts a double float in case you want to do it with a friend.


As for me, I was more into the Revolutionary Wild River. It’s a lazy river with a few twists and interactive spots along the way. It is definitely worth going on. The Perfect Storm is a multi-leveled water play zone with a few covered slides, sprayers, a dumping bucket! Also, you don’t need to worry if everyone starts to get hungry or hangry! There are so many choices available from pizza to burgers to mozzarella sticks (they were SO good) and much more.  



When our fabulous day of water fun was over it was hard to believe we were only halfway done with the fun. Our night continued on the boardwalk. After we cleaned up we headed to Casino Pier. One word-FUN! We were treated to Unlimited ride wristbands (like the ones that are part of our giveaway). The kids and the parents had a ball. Our favorite ride was The DISKO! Everyone can ride together and the spins and slides are awesome! There are a ton of rides to choose from on Casino Pier at all different thrill levels so there is something for everyone. I am a total fan of the ferris wheel especially when all the lights are on. What a gorgeous view of the land and sea from the top!



So if you are looking for some awesome fun this summer, look no farther than Seaside Heights, Exit 82 off of the NJ State Parkway. There you will find Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark where you can enjoy water fun, rides, games of chance and delicious boardwalk foods! What are you waiting for? Time to get on the road and down to the Jersey Shore! See you there.


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GIVEAWAY ALERT: We are so excited to partner with Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark to give one lucky 3decades3kids reader a day trip that includes FOUR COMBO one day passes to Casino Pier (Ride wristbands) and Breakwater Beach Waterpark wristbands! Please enter using any or all of the entry ways via rafflecopter.



Disclosure:As a Casino Pier Breakwater Beach #partner for the day, I have been provided with vouchers for my visit. All opinions are my own. Media family invite and giveaway prize provided by Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Seaside Heights, NJ and Jersey Moms Blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.

#Giveaway Huge Teen Titans GO! To the Movies Prize Pack!

Teen Titans GO! To the Movies Huge Prize Pack Giveaway!


Our family is pretty much obsessed with going to the movies! We love movies and especially seeing them on the big screen! This summer Warner Bros has something BIG planned for fans of every age. Teen Titans GO! To the Movies will hit theaters on July 27th, 2018 and we can’t wait for you to see it! 

We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros to give one 3decades3kids readers a huge prize pack for Teen Titans GO! To the Movies! The prize pack includes ALL of the prizes listed below.

Prize Pack includes the following TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES items:

  • Tote Bag
  • 2 Adult Tees
  • 2 Kids Tees
  • Stickers
  • 4 passes to see TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (supplied via 2 Fandango Code Carriers, good for up to 4 tickets)

Enter our giveaway on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on July 27th at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted soon after via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond and claim prize before a new winner is chosen. (USA addresses/18+only) Good Luck!

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When the Teen Titans go to the big screen they go BIG! Teen Titans GO! To the Movies! finds our egocentric wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film, a fresh, clever kid appropriately crass and tongue in cheek play on the superhero genre complete with musical numbers!
It seems to the Teens that all the maj0r superheroes out there are starring in their own movies, everyone except the Teen Titans! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!
The first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated
TV show stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.  Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) also lend their voices and, in guest roles, Superman super fan and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas”) portrays the Man of Steel; singer/songwriter Halsey lends her voice to Wonder Woman; and rapper/-singer Lil’ Yachty plays Green Lantern.
The film is rated PG by the MPAA for action and rude humor.
 Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Warner Bros Movie Partner blog. All opinions are honest and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Products provided for both blog and giveaway. Contact me for collabs at and @3decades3kids across all social networks. 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation- In Theaters Now!

Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation In Theaters Now!



Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is going to make your summer just a little bit better. It’s in theaters now so be sure not to miss it! It’s hilarious to see on the big screen! Recently our family was inviting to see the movie and we absolutely loved it! Let’s face it, the kids ALWAYS like the movie, so to me it’s more about how the PARENTS enjoy it. Let me tell you that the adults in the audience were laughing. There were some really funny parts that parents will think are extra funny!



In case you are wondering you do NOT have to have seen Hotel Transylvania 1 or 2 in order to enjoy Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation. My hubby and sons did not see the first two and my daughter and I did, it did not make one bit of difference in understanding or enjoying the movie. Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation had our favorite monster family leaving the toils of their own hotel to REST and relax on a luxury monster cruise ship. Mavis (Drac’s daughter) sets up the entire trip so that her Dad can get a much needed rest and just chill without thinking about work and the hotel.



Our family just took a cruise earlier this year so the movie was especially funny to us to watch as the monsters take over the ship. Watching the monsters work on their moon tans while others munch at the buffet table, it’s just filled with fun. But of course it’s not all fun. Drac falls hard for the ship’s captain, Ericka! She is pure evil although she comes across as a dream come true and Drac’s next Zing! Without giving away any spoilers let me just tell you that Ericka has another motive than love when it comes to wooing Drac and it’s something that could destroy all of monsterkind as we know them! 

What happens next? You will have to head over to the theater to see just how it all plays out! For more information and tickets for Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation click here.

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and honest. They do not represent the views of the parent company represented. A family media invite was extended to attend the event. Contact me for collabs at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.