Exhibitions

Learn more about the interactive, hands-on exhibitions at Liberty Science Center.

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Featured Exhibitions

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Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience (last chance – closes May 28!)

Boldly go into the largest traveling exhibition ever to open at Liberty Science Center!

In this interactive, immersive exhibition based on one of the world’s most popular sci-fi series, you’ll step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century. As you travel through nine different zones, you’ll receive the necessary science, engineering, medical, and command training to navigate your way from orientation through graduation.

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Arthur's World (opens May 26!)

Arthur’s™ World, the national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books, opens at LSC on May 26!

In Arthur’s™ World, you’re invited to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations. Look up recipes and find something for D.W. to eat in the Read family kitchen. Explore life under a microscope and enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Pick up a book from the Elwood City Library. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen!

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Permanent Exhibitions

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Touch Tunnel

Use your senses to navigate an 80-foot, crawl-through pitch-black tunnel in one of LSC's most legendary exhibitions. Exploring an unknown environment in the dark makes you realize how much we rely on sight to move through the world.

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Infinity Climber

Climb, crawl and balance your way through the world's first suspended climbing play space of its kind.

With multiple routes to explore and pathways that go as high as 35 feet above the floor, the Infinity Climber is a thrilling climbing gym for the 21st century!

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Eat and Be Eaten

Meet fascinating creatures that use their natural adaptations to survive in the world.

Eat and Be Eaten is filled with real animals, including naked mole rats, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, and leaf-cutter ants, that have adapted in amazing ways to survive in the wild.

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Dream Machine

Explore different emotions in this interactive, sensory adventure!

The Dream Machine, created by multimedia artist Emilie Baltz, debuted at New York's Panorama Festival, but now it has a permanent home at LSC. Use bicycle bumps to produce combinations of colors, sounds, and scents – some pleasant, some unpleasant.

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SURE House

Take a tour of this storm-resistant, energy-efficient beach house, designed by Stevens Institute of Technology students and winner of the 2015 Scholar Decathlon sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

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Pixel Art

Make your mark on our giant wall installation made of 952 pixel dials, each containing more than 1,000 possible combinations, which you rotate to "turn on" different colors. Leave behind a fun image or pattern!

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Our Hudson Home

The Hudson River is home to thousands of species, and serves as a means of travel and commerce, a source of food, and a place to stay.

In Our Hudson Home, you'll explore the complex relationships in this ecosystem and even meet some of the creatures who reside there.

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Skyscraper!

Skyscrapers are among the ultimate achievements in engineering.

In this exhibition, you'll learn about skyscrapers' effects on culture, the environment, and even local weather patterns.

Feeling bold? Put on a safety harness and walk on a narrow steel beam 18 feet above the floor!

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Hoberman Sphere

Hundreds of scissor-like connectors expand and contract this globe that has welcomed millions of guests to LSC for more than 20 years.

See the sphere hard at work, and then make your way to the upper mezzanine area to learn more about artist and engineer Chuck Hoberman's creation.

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I Explore

The perfect exhibition for young learners! Kids can learn, play, discover, and get curious in our exhibition filled with hands-on activities designed to bring out the natural scientist among all children.

I Explore is also the location of our daily interactive We Explore adventure series.

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Energy Quest

Energy comes in many forms, and by understanding how energy is generated, we can begin to develop ways to live more efficiently. How can we balance our ever-growing energy needs with environmental impacts?

In Energy Quest, learn how we explore and harness energy from various sources, and how we use it.

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Wonder Why

Experience the wonder and joy of science in our exhibition filled with playful hands-on experiments for all ages.

Climb a rock wall to test out friction. Toss a ball into an airstream to see the magic of flight. Make a six-foot-wide soap bubble! There's an activity around every corner in Wonder Why.

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Bees to Bots

The third floor hallway is buzzing with excitement. Learn about the surprisingly high-tech world of bee science, and peer inside our honey bee hive to see real bees at work, busily building honeycomb and making honey.

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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.

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

From cave drawings to social media, humans have always communicated to share information. In this exhibition, investigate all the ways we express ourselves: written, spoken, gestural, symbolic, electronic, digital and more.

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Infection Connection

In Infection Connection, see how the choices we make every day contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

Explore the connections between humans, microbes, and emerging diseases. Discover how science develops tools and technologies to prevent and treat infections. Conduct microbiology and epidemiology experiments in our hands-on lab.

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Nano Mini-Exhibition

Explore the science of extremely small things! Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology.

Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.

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