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.
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Lunar eclipses, space launches, and more! Discover all the highlights for this autumn
Follow along with our planetarium presenter as we preview the partial solar eclipse happening this June
Learn how to spot Jupiter and Saturn during their return to the morning sky, and say goodbye to Mars as it fades from the evening sky
Join our planetarium presenter for a preview of the supermoon and get all the details on what to look for
From Easter to Passover to Ramadan, holidays have a long relationship with stars and astronomy
Join our planetarium presenter for a look ahead at human spaceflight initiatives
Follow along with our planetarium presenter for a preview of the Perseverance Mars landing, happening this month
Follow our planetarium presenter for a preview of the biggest astronomy events in the year ahead
Learn how to spot Jupiter and Saturn from your own backyard, before they disappear right after New Year's!
Follow along as we look at the night sky in November 2020, travel to Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, and visit constellations like Taurus and Pegasus
Follow along with our planetarium presenter as we explore the moon on All Hallows’ Eve, which happens to be a full moon
Travel to some of the creepiest constellations, visit the Witch Head Nebula, discover the Celtic and Celestial origins of Halloween, and more
Follow along as we explore the legendary War of the Worlds broadcast, and show you how to find Mars in the sky
Fall 2020 is a great season for the planets, with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars all bright in our evening sky!
See the constellations that tell the story of Perseus and Andromeda, discover unique deep sky objects in those constellations, and more
Along the way, you’ll learn more about the two planets, such as why Jupiter has a Great Red Spot, NASA’s current Juno mission, and beyond
Follow along and learn how to spot the ISS, plus learn how to use NASA’s “Spot the Station” site and other websites to predict future ISS appearances
Follow along with our presenter as we answer some of the most mind-boggling, viewer-submitted questions about black holes
Join our presenter to learn how to find Venus and Mars, both well-placed in the sky
Follow along with our presenter and learn how to find four amazing planets this September: Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Mars
Explore how some of the most popular sci-fi stories in film, TV, and books compare to real astronomical discoveries
Discover how astrology helps us figure out the precise location of planets, and what it means when we say we're a "Gemini" or "Leo"
Follow along for a preview of the Perseids Meteor Shower, generally the best meteor shower of the year
Why do we think there might be life beyond Earth, and where have we looked? Have we found any signs yet?
Follow along for an exploration of dark matter and dark energy. What's the difference, and how do we know they exist?
Follow along with our planetarium presenter for a journey to the Red Planet and celebration of the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover
Follow along with our planetarium presenter as we we explore the planets and dwarf planets beyond Saturn’s orbit
In this episode, we explore the closest black hole ever discovered to Earth, plus an Earth-sized exoplanet that’s in the “Goldilocks” habitable zone of its star
Celebrate the return of Jupiter and Saturn to the evening sky, and learn how to spot them this July
Follow along as we explore asteroids and what we’re doing to monitor and ward off future dangers from the sky
Follow along as we view our own Milky Way Galaxy, our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy, and beyond
Follow along with our planetarium educator as we explore goals for a new mission to our nearest neighbor in space
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
Investigate polymers at home with this quick and easy activity. Adult assistance is required for younger scientists (Grades: K – 6)
In this experiment, you'll go outside and investigate how rainbows get their colors (Grades: K – 5)
Explore density through hands-on investigation. Analyze the properties of liquids and solids. You might be surprised by what you find! (Grades: 1 – 8)
Create a working compass using everyday materials. Then, design and conduct an experiment to test the accuracy of your homemade compass (Grades: 1 – 8)
Explore the sense of touch in this at-home experiment (Grades: Pre-K – 2)
Model and observe the impacts of deforestation in this hands-on experiment. Then design solutions to prevent soil erosion (Grades: 3 – 8)
In this experiment, explore how hotter things have faster moving particles, while particles in colder things move slower (Grades: Pre-K – 4 with parent participation; grade 5 and up with parent permission)
Analyze and compare how sound changes as it travels through different mediums. Then, develop and use models to produce a variety of different sounds (Grades: 1 – 5)
How strong is a sheet of paper? Investigate how the shape of an object affects its properties in this experiment (Grades: Pre-K – 2)
In this experiment, observe the various stages of the water cycle from the comfort of your home (Grades: Pre-K – K)
In this experiment, you'll make observations of water expansion when frozen and its impact on moist soils (Grades: 1 – 8)
Track the way the moon looks over the next thirty days. After tracking how it appears in the sky, notice whether or not you see any patterns (Grades: Pre-K – 2)
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)
Did you know wood turtles are among the smartest of turtle species? Meet the wood turtle at LSC!
Did you know tamarins are considered one of the smallest monkeys in the world? Meet the cotton-top tamarin monkeys at LSC!
Did you know naked mole rat babies are referred to as “pups”? Meet the mole rats and their pups at LSC!
Watch the season finale of LSC's Animal Update before the show takes a break for the summer!
Follow along as we visit the snakes, tarantulas, and the rest of the animal ambassadors that call LSC home
Watch as Chester the Argentine black and white tegu explores different parts of Liberty Science Center
Follow along as we visit the sea star, horseshoe crab, sea urchin, and the rest of the animal ambassadors that call LSC home
Leaf-cutter ants cut and carry leaves up to 20 times their body weight, which is like a human lifting a car!
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
Join our aquarist as he feeds the animals, cleans the tanks, and more!
Get an intro to genetics, and learn to extract DNA yourself – from a strawberry!
Whether you’re a student or a career-changer, find out about the wide range of opportunities in the medical field
In this edition, we're joined by Dr. Kirten Parekh, a foot and ankle doctor, and Jenny Harding, a physician assistant
In this presentation, you’ll learn about heart transplants, heart failure, organ donors, and mechanical heart surgeries that save thousands of people a year
Discover the marvels of robotic surgery, and even hear from a urological surgeon as they discuss their real-life experiences using it in the operating room
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
Join us for a virtual planetarium show that provides an introduction to the night sky for young learners
Follow along with Mr. Kengo as we read aloud from the book “Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes” by Judy Hindley
In this activity, we'll use a variety of simple materials from home to build and test our favorite three dimensional shapes
Kids in Pre-K – grade 2 are invited to follow along as Mr. Kengo reads aloud from the book “Water Dance”
Investigate chemical and physical changes by learning how to make various types of slime
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
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!
On Sept. 21, 2020, Liberty Science Center honored four “COVID-19 Challengers," a group of scientists and public health experts who are working to defeat the pandemic, at our Virtual Genius Gala
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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
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
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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