A bright, engaging space for young learners

Update: This exhibition is temporarily closed.

Children are natural scientists, constantly investigating and testing the world around them. Discovery, inquiry, curiosity, and play are the building blocks of lifelong learning.

Join one of our team leaders for the group We Explore program. You and your child will take part in lots of hands-on activities in I Explore; then take your We Explore workbook and discover the rest of Liberty Science Center’s exhibitions.

Tips for Visiting with Young Learners

• During the school year, try to visit mid-afternoon during the week and early in the morning on the weekends for maximum play space.

• Ask the I Explore team leader to recommend other age-appropriate exhibits for you to try, depending on your child's age.

• For your convenience, this exhibition includes a private, child-sized restroom.

Visitor info

Location: 2nd Floor

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We thank Schering-Plough Foundation for its generous support of I Explore.


  • Whoosh! Place a squishy ball or scarf in our amazing air maze, and watch it zip through a twisted pathway of transparent tubes. Can you catch it at the end of its journey?
  • Light it up! Our giant light wall is illuminated from behind. Put colorful pegs in the holes to create your own glowing pattern or picture.
  • Rock out on the Rock Xylophone made from five large hanging stone slabs. Use the rubber mallets to create intriguing sounds.
  • Launch the balls! At this two-story Ball Machine, use an air cannon to start your ball on a journey through a maze. As it drops, turn cranks along the way to change its path. All done? Try it again!

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