For the safety of our community and staff, LSC remains closed to the public until further notice. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room. Check out all the fun at the links below, and be sure to come back often. We will update our experiences regularly while so many of us are sticking close to home.
Please also consider a donation to the LSC Sustainability Fund to assist us in the care of our animals and to support STEM learning for today's students—our future scientists, engineers, and innovators.
Check out our Facebook live streams! Join us Mondays at 11:30 AM for LSC Junior live streams, Tuesdays at 1 PM for Live From Surgery medical presentations, Wednesdays at 11 AM for LSC's Animal Updates, Thursdays at 1 PM for Planetarium Online presentations, Thursdays at 6 PM for Virtual Science Trivia, and Fridays at 11:30 AM for Virtual Science Trivia for Kids & Families.
Upcoming Facebook Live Streams:
Wednesday, May 27, 11:00 AM – LSC's Animal Update
Thursday, May 28, 1:00 PM – Planetarium Online: Tour of the June Sky
Thursday, May 28, 6:00 PM – Virtual Science Trivia
Friday, May 29, 11:30 AM – Virtual Science Trivia for Kids & Families
Follow along as we visit the naked mole rats, tortoises, leaf-cutter ants, and animal ambassadors that call LSC home
Follow along as we visit the jungle carpet python, bearded dragon, brown rat, and the rest of the animal ambassadors that call LSC home
This week, we’re taking a visit to Our Hudson Home to say hi to the fish and other aquatic ambassadors that call the Science Center home
Follow an LSC team member as we visit the box turtle, American toad, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, green-winged macaw, and the rest of the animal ambassadors that call LSC home
Follow along as we visit the tegu, degus, African forest scorpion, and green-winged macaw
It’s feeding time for our Black Spot Piranhas! In this new video, watch as they use their serrated teeth to quickly slice and chew their food
Follow along as we visit the African pygmy hedgehog, chinchilla, red-tailed boa constrictor, and green-winged macaw
Calabar Pythons have skin that is tougher to penetrate than any other snake of their size
Follow along as we visit the cotton-top tamarin monkeys, naked mole rats, black spot piranhas, and the rest of the animal ambassadors that call LSC home
Both of these species come from Australia and have special adaptations with their necks
Enjoy a digital version of our Bees to Bots exhibition while LSC is closed
They're so strange and so much fun to watch!
From black drum fish to diamondback terrapins to horseshoe crabs and beyond
How do you say "cotton-top tamarin monkey" in American Sign Language?
Join LSC team members as they visit Sandy Hook to collect new animals
Check on the cotton-top tamarin monkeys and naked mole rats via live streams!
Join our aquarist as he feeds the animals, cleans the tanks, and more!
June has the shortest nights but some of the best weather for stargazing. Follow along with our LIVE planetarium presenter as we explore the constellations and deep sky objects of the summer sky
We’ll show you how to find Venus and the elusive Mercury at dusk, then spot Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the early morning
Follow along with our LIVE planetarium educator as we fly all the way from Earth out to the edge of the observable universe
Follow along with an LSC planetarium educator as we talk all about everyone’s favorite underdog story: the dwarf planet Pluto!
What is a supermoon? Join our live planetarium educator to learn why the moon, on this evening, is bigger and brighter than a regular full moon
Follow along with an LSC planetarium educator for an exploration of the May night sky
Follow along with our planetarium educator as we explore humanity's search for planets outside our solar system
See a black hole up close and celebrate the anniversary of the very first picture of a black hole
Discover how to spot the brightest planet in the sky, Venus, then visit Orion, Canis Major, Betelgeuse, and beyond
Join an LSC planetarium presenter on a journey through Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn, and learn how to find them in the sky
In our 360° video, you’ll learn more about this amazing cluster of galaxies, each with its own group of billions of stars and planets
How does your amazing brain actually work? Follow along as we dissect a sheep brain and learn how it's similar to a human brain
Why do we have bones? What are they made of, and what happens when they break? Follow along during our presentation
Sheep have a four-chambered heart, just like humans. By studying the sheep’s anatomy, you can learn how your own heart pumps blood through your body!
Join the Live From Surgery Team for a presentation on how 3D printed prosthetics are changing the face of medicine
Follow along with LSC’s Live From Surgery Team as we interview a representative from the NJ Sharing Network and two special guests with personal donor experience
Follow along as we explore what is inside our eyes and how they work
Join us as we show footage of several common cardiovascular procedures and help the audience better understand heart health
See the procedure in all its intricate detail, and watch as doctors remove the kidney from a living donor, prepare the kidney, and transplant it into its recipient
Kids in Pre-K – grade 2 are invited to follow along as Mr. Kengo reads aloud from the picture book, “Jessica’s X-Ray"
In this experiment for young learners, we’ll explore the work of honey bees by designing a pollination device that works just as hard as a busy bee
In this live stream activity for kids, viewers will make a simple catapult to observe how a force is a push or a pull
Follow along with Mr. Kengo as we make a flower model to observe how water is able to travel through a flower to help it grow
Join Mr. Kengo as you create your very own maple seed model, and explore how the maple seed has a special way of getting the space it needs to grow and survive
You’re invited to compete in LSC's NEW weekly trivia games! Join your quizmaster live on LSC's Facebook page
Kids and families are invited to compete in LSC's NEW weekly trivia games for younger competitors
Investigate whether slime is a solid or a liquid in this experiment to explore observable properties (Grades: 2 and up)
In this experiment, we explore how Earth’s rotation affects wind direction (Grades: middle school to high school)
In this experiment, we explore static electricity (Grades: Pre-K - 2)
Explore and experiment with the surface tension of water. Then, experiment with different liquids as you aim to answer the question: Will it float? (Grades: 3-8)
Explore what kinds of shapes roll versus slide using everyday objects around your home (Grades: Pre-K - 2)
In this experiment, you will see how density and polarity, when they are powered by the release of a gas, cause a reaction between oil and water (Grades: Pre-K to Early Primary with Adult Supervision)
In this experiment, you will be able to observe how crystals form and grow, then have fun eating your crystals (Grades: All grades, but with parent supervision, or parent permission for teens)
In this activity, we will model and understand the movements which create tornadoes. We also will be able to analyze the relationship between the size of a tornado and its speed (Grades: 1 - 8)
Model and observe the adaptations of different insects. Then, determine which insect mouthpart is best suited for specific food (Grades: 3 and up; younger learners with adult supervision)
Join Fred and Colonel Quail as they explore the movements which create tornadoes by making their own “Tornado in a Jar.” But is Colonel Quail too distracted by her “Quail Mail” to finish the experiment?
Follow along with Fred and Colonel Quail as they learn how to measure the volume of an object. You, too, can do this from home with just about any object that you can fit in a measuring cup
Now that Colonel Quail is a TV star, viewers across the country are eager to learn more about her! What does she eat? What are her favorite toys? And does she lay eggs?
Join Fred and Colonel Quail as they explore taxonomy by classifying writing utensils. But will Colonel Quail be patient enough to finish the experiment?!
In this experiment, Fred and Colonel Quail explore solubility. You, too, can conduct this experiment from home. You just need some Peeps, water, and vinegar!
From the invention of the light bulb to the discovery of the microbe that led to the first cure for tuberculosis, NJ is a game-changer in science and tech
Working together, this husband-and-wife team discovered dyslexia’s neurological basis, pioneered effective therapies, and changed public attitudes about the most common learning disorder in the US
Bassler deciphered the chemical language bacteria cells use to communicate
Her calculations and strategic thinking helped get the Apollo 13 astronauts safely back to Earth
Hariri is working to use placental stem cells to cure disease, slow aging, and augment healthy human lifespan
AeroFarms has grown 800 species of plants indoors and can grow them 365 days a year without sun or soil
Thrun's company, Kitty Hawk, is developing all-electric, vertical take-off flying machines for everyday use
Check out just a few of the great photos that families have submitted to us
Why is the sky blue? Follow along with Dallis the Science Diva for an exploration of light and color!
Join Dallis the Science Diva as she explores why we get a brain freeze when we eat cold food like ice cream
Follow along with Dallis the Science Diva as she uses dry ice to explore matter
Follow along with Zoe as she creates her own ice cream using heavy cream, vanilla, sugar, ice, and salt
Follow along with Zoe as she explores static electricity using a balloon, bubbles, and a straw
Follow along with Zoe (and her dad!) as she creates her own hovercraft with a compact disc
The games are available to play via the App Store, Google Play, and your web browser
Mummies, dinosaurs, and more!
Animals, music, engineering, and more!
Can you beat them all?
In “The Science of Well Being,” you'll engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits