You've heard of Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, but the summer is filled with other holidays that may be new to you! Mark your calendar for these science-related holidays you can celebrate this season at the Science Center:
On World Oceans Day, we recognize the importance of the ocean to our lives, and how we can protect it in the future. Gather all the aspiring marine biologists in your family and visit some of the aquatic creatures that call the ocean home, right here at LSC. Learn about our local estuary, the Hudson River, and how we can protect these bodies of water in LSC's Our Hudson Home exhibition.
In addition, swim on over to our Energy Quest, and learn how scientists harness the ocean's waves as a source of power.
International Asteroid Day is a global event to educate people on how asteroids affect us every day. It is the perfect holiday for any space lover, because there is still so much to learn about the universe. We can't think of a better way to celebrate this day than with a visit to our Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater, the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
The whole month of June is Great Outdoors Month! During this time, we are encouraged to learn about our surroundings and how to be stewards of the land. At LSC, we house many different animal species – some of which are critically endangered, like the cotton-top tamarin monkeys – who have a lot to teach us about protecting our environment.
You can also put your survival skills to the test in our favorite outdoor exhibition, Wildlife Challenge, which reopens for the season on June 30.
On his birthday, we remember Nikola Tesla's many breakthroughs that led to a better understanding of electric power. This year, Tesla would've turned 162! Be sure to catch the Nikola Tesla Lightning Show in our Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater and experience our one-million-volt Tesla coils.
This holiday celebrates the triumph of engineers to construct buildings that defy gravity. LSC houses the Skyscraper! exhibition, where guests can learn about the design of some of the world's tallest buildings.
In addition, our Observation Deck provides a spectacular view of the New York City skyline, home to some of the world's most famous skyscrapers.
Wrapping up the summer is World Curiosity Day. On this day, the globe comes together to celebrate the power of human curiosity, and the great advancements it has led to in the past. People of all ages and abilities can let their curiosity run wild at Liberty Science Center, from the Touch Tunnel to Infinity Climber to our new Dream Machine to our I Explore exhibition for young learners, and so much more!