Exhibitions

Learn more about the minds-on exhibitions at Liberty Science Center.

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Beyond Rubik's Cube (New!)

After years on a worldwide tour, Beyond Rubik’s Cube has returned home to Liberty Science Center!

Beyond Rubik’s Cube is the world’s first museum exhibition all about the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Experience games, puzzles, history, art, and engineering, all inspired by Ernő Rubik’s best-selling masterpiece.

The exhibition is available with the purchase of a Combination or Premium Pass.

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DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers (New!)

Calling all super heroes! You’re needed in our newest adventure for kids, DC Super Heroes.

Join your favorite heroes from the DC Universe, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg. Explore themes of teamwork, self-discovery, strength, and justice while on the trail of a group of supervillains.

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The Spider Maze (Open for the Season!)

Our popular Spider Maze is now back for the season!

Solve your way out of this 5,000-sq-ft webby maze while meeting and learning about eight different spiders along the way. Note: The Spider Maze is not scary! It's the perfect outdoor autumn adventure for families and groups.

Experience The Spider Maze as part of The Spooky Season at Liberty Science Center, from Oct. 15 through Nov. 1.

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Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites (New!)

Beloved children’s books come to life in Liberty Science Center’s new adventure for kids, Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites.

Explore literacy, imagination, and dramatic play as the exhibition transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into three-dimensional spaces and bilingual learning environments that highlight essential pre-reading skills.

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Wild About Animals

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys. Naked mole rats. Red-footed tortoises. A rose hair tarantula! Liberty Science Center is home to 100+ fascinating animal species. Come meet many of them in our Wild About Animals exhibition.

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Microbes Rule!

They’re microscopic, mighty, and play a key role in life all over our planet. And yet, microbes get a bad rep because some of them cause disease.

In Microbes Rule!, step inside a giant microscope lens and discover these organisms in a whole new way. Through stunning art and groundbreaking technology, explore how the overwhelming majority of microbes are beneficial to us and essential to our survival.

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Our Hudson Home

The Hudson River is home to thousands of species – including our own! In Our Hudson Home, discover the importance of this river as a means of travel and commerce, a source of food, and a place to play.

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Boom Time

Liberty Science Center is reopening with a bang! Join us for our new Boom Time show, where we show off controlled explosions several times throughout the day.

All the action takes place in our one-of-a-kind, 57-square-foot movable safe room made of polycarbonate walls (the same material used for bullet-proofing).

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Hoberman Sphere

Hoberman Sphere

It’s one of the most memorable parts of any visit to Liberty Science Center: the Hoberman Sphere!

Designed by artist and engineer Chuck Hoberman and installed during the opening of the original Science Center in 1992, the Hoberman Sphere has welcomed millions of guests to LSC for more than 20 years.

Hundreds of scissor-like connectors expand and contract the globe all day. Make your way to the upper mezzanine area to learn more about the Sphere's engineering and design.

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Hum Rider

Encounter a feat of engineering during your visit to LSC! The Hum Rider is the first car that can hydraulically rise up and widen its wheel base so that it can drive over bumper-to-bumper gridlock.

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Energy Quest

In LSC’s Energy Quest exhibition, learn how we can balance our ever-growing energy needs with environmental impacts. Explore five different types of energy (surface, bio-stored, nuclear, ocean, and geo-thermal) and the ways we harness energy from various sources.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer

Kitty Hawk Flyer

See some revolutionary tech on the fourth floor. The Flyer, from Kitty Hawk, is an all-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) vehicle designed to give individuals the ability to experience what it feels like to glide above the water.

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Pixel Art

Get creative with Pixel Art, a giant wall installation made of 952 pixel dials, each containing more than 1,000 possible color combinations, which you rotate to "turn on" different colors.

Check it out and leave behind a fun image or pattern on our wall. Be sure to share your coolest creations with us online using hashtag #LibertyScienceCenter.

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Skyscraper!

Skyscrapers are among the ultimate achievements in engineering. In this exhibition, learn about skyscrapers' effects on culture, the environment, and even local weather patterns.

Along the way, you’ll explore different career fields, discover the mechanics of elevators, build your own skyscraper to test its response to earthquakes, and more.

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Wonder Why

Create, think, and observe! Wonder Why is filled with activities that celebrate the joy and wonder of science.

Explore endurance and test your strength by hanging onto a bar as long as possible. Make fluorescent rocks glow at our mineral display. Test your reaction time or explore the range of your mind’s eye with intriguing optical illusions.

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Bees to Bots

The third floor of Liberty Science Center is buzzing with excitement! In Bees to Bots, peer inside our honey bee hive to see real bees at work, busily building honeycomb and making honey. Then explore our multimedia exhibition to discover innovative ways that scientists are studying bees.

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Universe Revealed: Views from the Hubble Space Telescope

Check out some of Hubble’s greatest hits in this gallery-style presentation of eye-catching, oversized prints, mounted on a durable material. Don’t be afraid to get close and take a selfie with some of the most gorgeous sights in the universe.

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Communication

Communication investigates all the ways we express ourselves: written, spoken, gestural, symbolic, electronic, digital, and more, from totem poles to texts.

Explore the origins and history of human language and learn about the physics behind some of the technology we use today. See how our brains respond to words and sounds, learn some basic sign language, discover how photos are transmitted at the speed of light, and more.

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David Blaine's Tesla Coils

1 Million Volt Tesla Coils

See LSC’s pair of 1 million volt Tesla coils, generously donated by magician and endurance artist David Blaine.

Blaine donated these Tesla coils in 2012 following a 73-hour endurance stunt, during which he stood atop a 22-foot high pillar at Pier 54 in New York City, surrounded by a system of seven Tesla coils. The coils directed an electric discharge of 1 million volts at him for the entire duration of the performance.

View the Tesla coils in person, and learn more about Nikola Tesla, a pioneer of electric power.

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