LSC Junior Days

On Thursdays and Fridays, Liberty Science Center celebrates kids ages 6 and under! Get tickets now for LSC Junior Days!

Preschool kids are natural scientists. They are keen observers, fearless investigators, eager experimenters—and it seems they never stop asking “Why?” To rev up these young minds and celebrate curiosity, we are turning Thursdays and Fridays at LSC into the ultimate visit for young learners: LSC Junior Days.

Just a few of the highlights include:

  • More shows for young astronomers in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium
  • Our new Explore More adventure. Explore More is a round-up of blocks, bricks, cars and more for free play
  • Programs featuring our cuddliest, cutest, and coolest creatures from the Wild About Animals exhibition
  • A Science Dance Party twice a day for kids to burn off some kinetic energy
  • Story Time, plus our featured exhibitions like DC Super Heroes, Beyond Rubik's Cube, and more!

LSC Junior Days are every Thursday and Friday. Click here to get your tickets now!

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In addition to scheduled LSC Junior Day programs, we recommend the young learner experiences in our exhibition galleries, listed below. There’s fun on every floor!

1st Floor

  • Build a Skyscraper: Use wooden blocks to build or design skyscrapers over cityscapes. (Skyscraper!)

2nd Floor

  • Superhero Play Tables: Junior-sized tables hold small landscapes for imaginative play with superhero figurines. (DC Super Heroes)

3rd Floor

  • Visit Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit is one of our most popular adventures for kids! Play instruments at the Music Shop, create stories at the Movable Character Mural, cozy up with a book in O the Owl's Reading Nest, and more.
  • Graffiti Wall: Learn about shapes and colors when you make a drawing at the graffiti wall. (Communication)
  • Skeleton: Stand in front of the skeleton mirror and watch how it follows your every move. (Microbes Rule!)
  • Pick a Favorite Creature: Meet the residents of Wild About Animals! The tortoises are easy for young learners to spot in their low glass enclosure. Other favorites include the playful cotton-top tamarin monkeys, the bright poison-dart frogs, and the cuddly degus. (Wild About Animals)

4th Floor

  • Create a Masterpiece: At the Pixel Art wall, turn the illuminated dials and watch the colors change. Shorter scientists can easily reach the lower rows of dials. (Pixel Art)
  • Race Cars: Race cars using a turbine and motor that you power yourself. (Energy Quest)
  • Go Fish!: The largest tank is straight ahead as you enter Our Hudson Home, and these fish are BIG! Also, spot shellfish, sea urchins, and more in the toddler-eye-level Observation Tank. (Our Hudson Home)
  • Color Match: In Beyond Rubik's Cube, use foam blocks to make a Rubik's Cube by matching the colors on the blocks. Please note, Beyond Rubik’s Cube is a premium exhibition available for an additional fee. (Beyond Rubik's Cube)