Exhibitions

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

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SUE: The T. rex Experience

Embark on a prehistoric adventure with SUE: The T. rex Experience!

This interactive, engaging, and hands-on exhibition features an exact replica of SUE’s skeleton measuring 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip. The skeleton faces off against a full-scale replica of a Triceratops, one of T. rex’s natural enemies!

Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of SUE's world in high-tech simulations, while a unique multimedia show transports you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE.

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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

Are you ready to make heroic rescues in Adventure Bay? Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help! Enter the Lookout Tower where the pups live, guide the Sea Patroller through Adventure Bay and Beach, drive the PAW Patroller, and more.

Along the way, you can help make daring rescues. There are puzzles and challenges for everyone. Work together, and you can do it all!

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Dino Dig Adventure

Uncover ancient dinosaur fossils buried in more than 60 tons of sand in Dino Dig Adventure, our outdoor paleontology site.

In this 1,750-square-foot space, covered by a giant canopy, you'll be immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Explore three dig pits and discover fascinating fossils poking out from the sand, including bones, eggs, and more. What will you find?

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Snowscape: A Pop-Up Exhibit (Nov. 26 – Jan. 2)

’Tis the season for science fun! From Nov. 26 through Jan. 2, enjoy our pop-up holiday adventure, Snowscape.

Kick off your shoes and take a spin on our super-popular Sock Skating Rink. You can also glide along the Snowflake Path to learn the science of snowflake formation, and make your own snowflake to add to the snowdrift in the Blizzard Zone. And don’t forget to stop by our new live science demonstration, Make It Snow!

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Wobbly World (Opens Dec. 4!)

Liberty Science Center’s new adventure for kids ages 0-5 opens on Dec. 4! Come experience Wobbly World!

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 new exhibition. LSC fans are already familiar with Holman’s work, as she designed the giant blue blocks in our Block Party gallery!

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Infinity Climber

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.

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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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Making Mammoths

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)

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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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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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Explore More: A Pop-Up Exhibit

For a limited time, young kids are invited to learn, play, and discover in Explore More: A Pop-Up Exhibit at LSC!

From the light tables to the car ramps to the magnet wall, there’s an adventure for all our most curious guests, ages 2-5. Don’t miss it!

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Dream Machine

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.

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Block Party

Create your own engineering challenge using foam blocks and wooden shapes! If you can imagine it, you can build it!

In Block Party, create a tower, bridge, or city with oversized blue foam blocks. You'll also find plenty of classic wooden block sets to stack up, knock down, and stack up again. What will you create?

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Energy Quest

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!

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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. 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.

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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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Brain Games

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!

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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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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.

The car, a converted Jeep Grand Cherokee, weighs 4,900 lbs. and uses an intricate hydraulic system to escape traffic jams.

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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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