Smoking cocktails, delicious bites, and a night out with a twist of science! On the first and third Thursday evenings of each month, Liberty Science Center presents LSC After Dark, a night exclusively for guests 21 and over from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
At LSC After Dark, the kids stay home, while the adults get to conquer the daunting Infinity Climber hovering three stories above the ground; check out living art in Microbes Rule!; take selfies with cotton-top tamarin monkeys, naked mole rats, and 100+ fascinating species in Wild About Animals; and so much more.
On the first Thursday of the month, join us for a chill evening with games, bars, and food.
Head outside to the Summer Beer Garden and enjoy your drink in Dino Dig Adventure set against the stunning Manhattan skyline. Indoors, the entire Science Center will be open for exploration.
We’ve also got shows in the biggest planetarium in America, and telescopes on the lawn. Check out free live Space Talks from some of today’s leading scientists and explore the big unanswered questions of astronomy.
On the third Thursday of the month, LSC After Dark opens up the dance floor and becomes the hottest spot in Jersey City, infused with a touch of science!
Each themed event features signature food and drinks, a live DJ, planetarium shows, and access to the entire Science Center.
Thursday, August 18 is LSC After Dark: Wine-O-Saurs!
Travel back in time 150 million years with us! At this prehistoric party, you’ll dance with dinosaurs and enjoy wine tastings. You'll also search for fossils in LSC’s popular summer exhibition, Dino Dig Adventure, which is based on the findings of paleontologist Jack Horner, the inspiration behind Jurassic Park.
Plus, rock out at the Prince Laser Show, discover the science of asteroids and explore whether one really killed the dinosaurs in our Asteroids planetarium show, enjoy bites and smoking cocktails at the Food Hall, and more!
Thursday, September 1 is LSC After Dark, featuring games, bars, food, and more!
Plus, enjoy delicious drinks and mouthwatering bites at the Summer Beer Garden, discover the biggest space stories of today at the What’s Next in Space planetarium show, rock out at the Led Zeppelin Laser Show, look to the skies via telescopes on the lawn, explore the night sky and beyond in the Wonders of the Night Sky planetarium show, and more.
You’re also invited to attend a FREE live Space Talk on “What Secrets Will the James Webb Space Telescope Reveal?” led by Dr. Kristen McQuinn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers. Dr. McQuinn was granted early access to data from the new James Webb Space Telescope, and will use the resources of LSC's Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium to explore the telescope's early data and images!
Mark your calendar for more dates this fall! September 15, October 6, October 20, November 3
Buy discounted online tickets now, $22 per person ($17 for LSC members). Tickets are $3 more at the door, if there are any left.
LSC is a nonprofit organization. By adding experiences to your general admission ticket, you help us provide even more programs for our community and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Don’t miss our premium exhibition, Minecraft: The Exhibition. For an additional $8, you’ll step inside the world of Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time. Explore blocky scenes, interact with 15 life-size characters like the Enderman, and more!
For $8, you can also add one of our thrilling planetarium shows or laser shows to your ticket.
Every first Thursday, you can also enjoy a Space Talk led by an amazing speaker in the field of astronomy. These presentations are free with admission and can be added when you purchase your ticket.
Masks are highly recommended, but not required.
Parking is free at LSC After Dark events. The suggested arrival time on your ticket is flexible; join us whenever you can from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm!