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

Sessions include:

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

We are currently planning the 2018-19 schedule. Check back later this summer!

Our Partner Hospitals

Some of the best medical centers in the region help us bring the Live From Surgery experience to LSC.

  • Morristown Medical Center: Cardiac Classroom
  • Overlook Hospital: Neurosurgery
  • RWJBarnabas Health: Kidney Transplant
  • Hackensack Meridian UMC: Robotic Surgery
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Heart Transplant/VAD
  • Advocare the Orthopedic Center in Affiliation with Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Hospital: Pediatric Orthopedic
  • The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: Neonatal