Liberty Science Center Sets Vaccine Mandate for Guests 12 Years and Older

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Jersey City, NJ, September 1, 2021 – Liberty Science Center will require all guests ages 12 and older to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a valid photo identification for all guests ages 18 and older, beginning Wednesday, September 8. The Science Center will continue to require guests and staff to properly wear face masks, as well.

“As a science institution, we are committed to following public health guidance that strongly indicates vaccinations and face masks are the most effective way to protect ourselves and our community—especially those too young to be vaccinated—from the rampant spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19,” said Paul Hoffman, the Center’s President and CEO. “We thank all our guests in advance for their cooperation and support of Liberty Science Center’s efforts to protect our community against COVID-19.”

Hoffman noted that the Science Center’s staff is fully vaccinated, and the face mask policy for both visitors and staff has been in effect since the Center reopened last September. So the new vaccination mandate for guests is a “natural extension of our unwavering commitment to the safety, health and well-being of each and every person who comes into our doors to enjoy all the Center has to offer.”

For the vaccine mandate, the Center will accept:
  • An original CDC vaccination card
  • Personal digital COVID-19 vaccination record issued by New Jersey or a visitor’s home state
  • An official immunization record from outside the US
  • Photo of a COVID-19 vaccination record that matches the visitor’s ID

Each proof of vaccination will be matched to each visitor’s photo ID. Self-written or verbal declarations of vaccination status will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit the Science Center’s COVID-19 information page.

About Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center ( is a 300,000-square-foot not-for-profit learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers and bringing the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology to learners of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, a tornado-force wind simulator, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than 250,000 students visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center’s off-site and online programs. Welcoming more than 750,000 visitors annually, LSC is the largest interactive science center in the NYC-NJ metropolitan area.

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