Nothing brings science concepts to life better than a dynamic presentation by one of our science educators with plenty of audience participation. You’ll find these 20-minute shows in the exhibition galleries daily throughout the building. Check at the Welcome Desk upon arrival for today’s schedule that may include:

Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact

Surveying

Surveying

Could you measure the height of the Empire State Building with a ruler? Plot your backyard with satellite data? Use actual surveying equipment, both historic and modern, to understand the evolution of this ancient science. Discover how a little math goes a long way as simple angles and lines come together to form the world’s tallest buildings. Suitable for ages 8+.

Governors Hall

Sub Zero

Sub Zero: The States of Matter

Using super cold liquid nitrogen and common household items, Liberty Science Center educators demonstrate how and why things change from solid to liquid to gas to plasma. Guests will develop a better sense of the physical world around them through this “really cool” exploration of matter. Suitable for all ages.

Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Blast Off! This is rocket science for everyone. Guests will learn about the basic principles of rocketry that have been developed over the last 2000 years. Guests participate in launching rockets and predicting flight paths. Cover your ears for the final countdown then: 5-4-3-2-1: Blastoff! Suitable for all ages.

Infection Connection

Be A Surgeon

Be A Surgeon [Parents- cute photo alert!]

Children ages 5-12 don scrubs and join other young audience volunteers to help diagnose what’s causing the mysterious pain in Hanna Banana’s side, then perform surgery. As they solve the challenge they’ll also learn about germs and the importance of maintaining a sterile field in the operating room.

Cow Eye Dissection

Cow Eye Dissection

Our eyes allow us to see all the beautiful things in the world; but what is inside the eye itself and how does it work? Led by a Liberty Science Center educator, museum guests will learn about the structure and functions of the eye and the similarities and differences between a human eye and a cow’s eye. Suitable for all ages.

What's in YOUR Water?

What’s in YOUR Water?

Most of us enjoy a safe and abundant supply of drinking water, but in many parts of the world the water supply is contaminated and the source of illness for millions of people. Learn about many contaminants that can be found in drinking water, precautions we should take when drinking untreated water, and many water treatment methods that have been developed to insure that the water we drink is healthy. Suitable for ages 8+.

Your Puzzling Brain

Your Puzzling Brain

What’s going on inside your head? Challenge your mind in this interactive and puzzle-filled program while learning about the human brain. Guests view an actual sheep brain and play games to understand how different areas of our brain help us solve puzzles like Rubik’s Cube. Suitable for ages 6+.

Energy Quest

Down to the Wire: How Electricity Is Made

How are coal, wind, water, natural gas, waves, and nuclear energy turned into electricity? And what do magnets have to do with it? Find out the secret to producing electricity in this fast-paced presentation that uses lots of volunteers. Suitable for all ages.

The Power of Air

The Power of Air

Should calling people airheads mean they are influential thinkers? Maybe so, air is very powerful. You may not feel it except when the wind blows, but it’s pushing on you from all sides, all the time. Find out if you’re stronger than air, why it doesn’t crush you, and what makes the wind blow, creating changing weather. Suitable for all ages.