Family Weekend Series

Spend a Saturday morning learning about science and technology concepts at Liberty Science Center's Family Weekend Series. These hands-on sessions are perfect for families with children ages 4-11.

Each session is $25 per participant, $20 for LSC members, and runs from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Price includes Science Center admission for the day! Call us at 201.253.1310 or email us at sales@lsc.org to reserve a spot.

2018-19 Schedule

Seat Belt Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 20

Ever wonder why it is so important to wear seat belts? In this program, students will explore the science behind these pieces of technology and the ways in which they help protect us everyday.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Saturday, Nov. 3

Sound is an integral part of the way communicate with each other and across long distances. In this program, we will explore how we hear and how sound travels.

Eyeglass Exploration

Saturday, Dec. 15

Ever wonder how glasses help improve our sight? In this program, students will explore the science behind the human eye and the ways that glasses help near and far sighted people.

Wondrous Woodpeckers

Saturday, Jan. 12

Have you seen a woodpecker trying to catch food? In this program, we will explore what structural adaptations help woodpeckers avoid hurting themselves as they peck away at tree trunks.

Pollination Power

Saturday, Feb. 9

Plants need sunlight, water, nutrients, and space to grow. So what helps plant seeds get the space they need to continue growing? We’ll explore this concept and more in this month’s program.

Volcanic Action

Saturday, March 9

Earthquakes and volcanoes happen in some places more than others. Why is this the case? Students in this program, will explore this question and others in this program of volcanic proportions.

Is It Earthquake-Proof?

Saturday, April 13

If some places have earthquakes more often than others, how do architects make sure their buildings can withstand them? In this program, we will explore how buildings are constructed to be earthquake proof.

Fossil Formation

Saturday, May 18

Fossils capture our imagination of what life was like during the time of the dinosaurs. But how do fossils form? Students will explore the definition of a fossil and how they form in this hands-on program.

Phases of the Moon

Saturday, June 15

Why does the moon look differently throughout the month? In this program, we will explore how the phases of the moon occur and other patterns we can see in the night sky.