Learn more about the minds-on exhibitions at Liberty Science Center.
Step inside the world of Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time!
Both fans and those who haven't played yet will enjoy this incredible immersive experience. Encounter life-size characters from the game, learn the skills to become a Minecraft expert, and embark on a quest to build a better world–both digitally and in real life!
All aboard! Experience the engineering marvels and bygone lifestyle of train travel in the early 1950s when you visit one of the most elaborate and detailed model railroads ever built.
This amazing new experience at LSC captures the wonder of the Lackawanna Railroad in the era when trains chugged from the grand Hoboken Terminal through scenic small-town New Jersey to coal country in eastern Pennsylvania.
The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City! celebrates the art and characters of beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems, featuring Elephant, Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon.
Activities will give young guests a chance to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibition also features prints of illustrations, including sketches and other preliminary materials, by Mo Willems.
Experience Liberty Science Center's exhibition exclusively for kids ages 0-5!
Wobbly World is unlike anything else in the country. In this bright, inviting, slightly off-kilter wonderland, young children are invited to explore balance, motion, and cause and effect.
LSC collaborated with renowned toy designer Cas Holman on this amazing adventure for our youngest learners.
Uncover ancient dinosaur fossils buried in more than 60 tons of sand!
In Dino Dig Adventure, you'll be immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Search for fossils from seven different dinosaur species, including replicas of bones, eggs, and even dinosaur poop.
In 79 AD, the rich Roman city of Pompeii was abruptly buried under rocks and ash spewed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a terrifying volcano.
In this exhibition, opening Oct. 22, 2022, you'll see artifacts from the site and precisely preserved scenes of Pompeiian daily life. Pompeii: The Immortal City includes the most recent archaeological finds and scientific research, plus an immersive interactive experience that takes you back in time to the moment Vesuvius erupted!
Crawl into an adventure in the world’s first suspended climbing play space of its kind! The Infinity Climber measures 26 feet wide, 24 feet deep, and 19 feet tall. It is surrounded by 19 miles of hand-threaded wire that forms a protective mesh to prevent climbers from falling to the ground below.
With multiple routes to explore, the Infinity Climber is a thrilling climbing gym for the 21st century.
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.
Discover mind-blowing, groundbreaking science on the third floor! In LSC’s Making Mammoths exhibit, explore the effort to bring back mammoths, led by Harvard geneticist George Church, a recipient of LSC’s Genius Award. This is an effort that, theoretically, could help reduce global warming.
At the center of the exhibit is a woolly mammoth replica, six months in the making with each crafted hair individually positioned. (Photo: Ryan Fischer)
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.
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.
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.
The Dream Machine debuted at New York's Panorama Festival in 2017, but now it has a permanent home at LSC! In this interactive, sensory adventure, you'll use bicycle pumps to produce combinations of colors, sounds, and scents – some pleasant, some unpleasant.
Explore each of the different stations to experience a complex range of human emotions, including happiness, disgust, and hope.
Energy comes in many forms. By understanding how energy is generated, we can begin to develop ways to live more efficiently.
In Energy Quest, build a hydrocarbon molecule, discover the power in ocean waves and dams, learn about nuclear power, and explore renewable energy: solar and wind. Then you can be an energy source when you race hand-crank-powered cars!
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.
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.
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.
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. Try out different pathways on the Rock Wall. 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.
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.
What does it take to solve puzzles? Practice your critical thinking skills and challenge yourself! In Brain Games, you’ll discover coding by teaching a robot to navigate a maze, piece together magnet shapes to create the five Platonic Solids, explore patterns using big colorful foam blocks, and more.
There’s a puzzle for everyone in Brain Games!
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.
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.
The car, a converted Jeep Grand Cherokee, weighs 4,900 lbs. and uses an intricate hydraulic system to escape traffic jams.
See LSC’s pair of one-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 one 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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