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Liberty Science Center’s new Infinity Climber is a suspended multi-story play space that dares guests to climb, crawl, and balance their way through endless pathways as high as 35 feet above the atrium floor. With multiple routes to explore, Infinity Climber is a thrilling climbing gym for the 21st century made possible by sophisticated engineering.
“Liberty Science Center’s Infinity Climber is designed to inspire guests to get active in a fun and challenging way,” said Paul Hoffman, LSC’s President and CEO. “Like an extreme version of LSC’s iconic Touch Tunnel, the Infinity Climber’s physically challenging environment uses sensorimotor learning to encourage guests to exercise their bodies as well as their imaginations.”
Consisting of 64 petal-like platforms anchored to mammoth curved steel pipes, the 21,000-pound Infinity Climber is cantilevered to the wall of LSC’s three-story atrium, making it the world’s first suspended climbing play space of its kind. The structure itself measures 26 feet wide, 24 feet deep, and 19 feet tall. It is surrounded by 19 miles of hand-threaded wire that forms a protective mesh to prevent climbers from falling to the ground below. Up to 50 children and adults can navigate the giant structure at once, allowing school groups and families to get moving together.
The Infinity Climber was designed by Spencer Luckey, president of Luckey Climbers, an architectural firm specializing in the creation of imaginative climbing structures. It was created with the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. LSC shares the Foundation’s goal of reversing the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic and helping all children grow up at a healthy weight by increasing opportunities for physical activities in schools and communities across the country.
About Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than half a million students, teachers, and parents visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center’s offsite and online programs. LSC is the most visited museum in New Jersey and the largest interactive science center in the NYC-NJ metropolitan area.