Exhibitions

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

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SUE: The T. rex Experience (New!)

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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Guests in Hot Wheels: Race to Win

Hot Wheels: Race to Win (New!)

Speed, power, performance! Buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels®!

In this interactive adventure for everyone in the family, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing and discover the scientific processes for designing super-fast cars.

Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the fastest (and safest) speed machines on the planet, using Hot Wheels® diecast cars to experiment and play.

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Infinity Climber

The Infinity Climber has finally reopened!

Crawl into an adventure in the world’s first suspended climbing play space of its kind. The structure itself 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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I Explore

I Explore is filled with adventures for kids under 6 to build their discovery, inquiry, and curiosity – the building blocks of lifelong learning!

Create a glowing picture with colorful pegs, rock out at the Rock Xylophone, send a squishy ball on a journey through transparent tubes, and more. Don't miss our most popular exhibition for our youngest visitors!

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Making Mammoths

Discover mind-blowing, groundbreaking science on the third floor! In LSC’s new 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.

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Guest in Microbes Rule

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 back 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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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

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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Guests in Brain Games exhibition

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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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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Pixelpalooza

How do computers analyze motion? Wave and leap around to clear pixels and uncover a hidden picture from a huge screen in our Pixelpalooza exhibition.

When the countdown clock expires, the system grabs your photo. Say cheese!

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