Friday Nights @ LSC

Get ready to soar through space, explore the night sky, and see the stars on an unforgettable evening at Liberty Science Center!

Be there for LSC’s new monthly series, Friday Nights @ LSC, when the Science Center stays open late from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. During this time, the building will be packed with astronomy adventures that you won’t get during the daytime, including stargazing, themed activities, special presentations, out-of-this-world discounts, and more.

On these special evenings, you’re invited to catch a show in our Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium (the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere), look through telescopes outside with the guidance of our educators, and explore all the exhibitions in the Science Center.

Enjoy delicious snacks during your travels. Plus, guests 21 and over can grab otherworldly cocktails!

We’ve also invited some of the greatest minds in astronomy to present at each event! Don’t miss these incredible FREE presentations at 8:00 pm on topics including black holes, supernovae, innovative technology, and more. (These lectures do not have an additional cost, but due to space, please pick up tickets at the Box Office upon arrival.)

Click below to get tickets now for one of our upcoming events! Save $3 when you purchase your tickets online.

May 31

Get a fantastic view of the spring constellations, such as Leo the Lion and the Big Dipper! Plus, experience a lecture led by black hole and astrophysics expert Dr. Phillip Armitage, professor of physics and astronomy at Stony Brook University, at 8:00 pm. It's free! Be sure to catch the Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show at 10:00 pm.

June 28

Get a clear view of Jupiter and its moons in the evening sky! Plus, at 8:00 pm, experience a lecture led by Dr. Nicole Lewis, professor of astronomy at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute, whose research includes studying exoplanets through instruments such as the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. It's free! Be sure to catch the Led Zeppelin Laser Show at 10:00 pm.