Live From Surgery and Meet the Surgeon

Liberty Science Center's Live From Surgery program offers students a unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts. This powerful learning experience exposes students to careers in biotechnology and medical science.

During each Live From Surgery session, held in our Interactive Theater or 3D Science Theater, students will view a procedure occurring live, communicate virtually with the doctors, and physically hold the instruments viewed on screen. Your group is free to explore the Science Center after the session.

Alternatively, a Live From Surgery session can be transmitted into your classroom using distance learning technology. Most of our programs can be transmitted this way. See the videoconference technical requirements.

Our program also includes Meet the Surgeon sessions. During these sessions, a heart, neonatal or pediatric orthopedic surgeon will meet in-person with your students at the Science Center and present recorded footage from a procedure.

Live From Surgery and Meet the Surgeon sessions must be booked in advance. Call 201.253.1310 or email mmcdonald@lsc.org.

Sessions include:

• Cardiac/Valve Surgery
• Heart Transplant/VAD
• Kidney Transplant
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
• Neonatal Surgery
• Neurosurgery
• Robotic Surgery

2017-18 Schedule

Live From Surgery (Cardiac/Valve Surgery)
Fridays, 8:00 am

October 13, 2017 January 26, 2018 April 20, 2018
October 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 April 27, 2018
October 27, 2017 February 16, 2018 May 11, 2018
November 17, 2017 February 23, 2018 May 25, 2018
December 8, 2017 March 9, 2018 June 8, 2018
December 15, 2017 March 16, 2018 June 15, 2018
January 12, 2018 March 23, 2018
January 19, 2018 April 13, 2018


Live From Surgery (Kidney Transplant)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am

July 25, 2017 February 27, 2018
October 10, 2017 March 13, 2018
October 24, 2017 March 27, 2018
November 14, 2017 April 10, 2018
November 28, 2017 April 24, 2018
December 12, 2017 May 8, 2018
January 9, 2018 May 22, 2018
January 23, 2018 June 12, 2018
February 13, 2018


Live From Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am

July 20, 2017 March 15, 2018
October 3, 2017 April 3, 2018
October 19, 2017 April 19, 2018
November 7, 2017 May 1, 2018
December 5, 2017 May 17, 2018
January 18, 2018 June 5, 2018
February 15, 2018


Live From Surgery (Robotic Surgery)
Wednesdays, 8:00 am

October 18, 2017 February 21, 2018
November 15, 2017 March 21, 2018
December 20, 2017 April 18, 2018
January 17, 2018 May 16, 2018


Meet the Surgeon (Heart Transplant)
Wednesdays, 9:15 am

October 11, 2017 March 14, 2018
October 25, 2017 March 28, 2018
November 8, 2017 April 11, 2018
December 13, 2017 April 25, 2018
January 10, 2018 May 9, 2018
January 24, 2018 May 23, 2018
February 14, 2018 June 13, 2018
February 28, 2018


Meet the Surgeon (Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)
Fridays, 9:15 am

October 6, 2017 March 2, 2018
November 3, 2017 April 6, 2018
December 1, 2017 May 4, 2018
January 5, 2017 June 1, 2018
February 2, 2017


Meet the Surgeon (Neonatal Surgery)
Thursdays, 9:00 am

July 13, 2017February 8, 2018
October 12, 2017March 8, 2018
November 16, 2017April 12, 2018
December 14, 2017May 10, 2018
January 11, 2018June 14, 2018