LSC turns into Westeros for ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired event

LSC After Dark

Iron Thrones. Faceless Men. Dragons! The night of Nov. 16, Liberty Science Center was packed with activities and experiments inspired by Game of Thrones for our latest LSC After Dark event for guests 21 and over: “Whiskey & Winter Are Coming.”

<i><center>Partying with the Sons of the Harpy</i></center>
Partying with the Sons of the Harpy

Both fans and non-fans had a blast as we brought the hit series to life in several unique ways.

Upon entering the building, guests were greeted by a Hall of Faces, inspired by the wall of dead faces from the show. Our Hall of Faces was built with body scanners and 3D printers, and included a hole for guests to insert their own faces.

<i><center>Hall of Faces</i></center>
Hall of Faces

<i><center>Hall of Faces</i></center>
Hall of Faces

From there, guests made their way to our Iron Throne – which was designed with a laser cutter – and took photos on the iconic seat of the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms.

<i><center>On the Iron Throne</i></center>
On the Iron Throne

(Click here to learn more about the technology we used to build the Hall of Faces and Iron Throne)

At the Hair-Braiding Station, guests received a Daenerys-inspired hairstyle. In the Wildling Archery Challenge, people grabbed bow and arrows and practiced their archery skills on real-life Wildlings.

<i><center>Wildling Archery Challenge</i></center>
Wildling Archery Challenge

<i><center>Hair-Braiding Station</i></center>
Hair-Braiding Station

At multiple times throughout the night, we held “A Show of Ice and Fire” in our Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater. This live show, starring an LSC STEM Educator, featured a jaw-dropping display of hot and cool experiments.

Visitors enjoyed delicious whiskey tastings, courtesy of Jersey Wine and Spirits, as well as cocktails from the Specialty Whiskey Bar.

<i><center>Whiskey tasting</i></center>
Whiskey tasting

<i><center>Whiskey tasting</i></center>
Whiskey tasting

Midnight Market NJ also returned this month with $5 food vendors (some vendors this month included Cryo Cream, Taste of Poland, Eemas Cuisine, Toja Kitchen, and Sisig City).

<i><center>Enjoying the Midnight Market food vendors</i></center>
Enjoying the Midnight Market food vendors

Upstairs, guests channeled their inner Daenerys and met a real dragon – a bearded dragon! – from LSC’s own collection.

All the exhibitions at LSC were open for guests to explore, including Touch Tunnel, Infinity Climber, Eat and Be Eaten, and Wonder Why. Guests also experienced our new super-premium exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience.

<i><center>Wonder Why</i></center>
Wonder Why

<i><center>Infinity Climber</i></center>
Infinity Climber

<i><center>Eat and Be Eaten</i></center>
Eat and Be Eaten

Over on the dance floor, guests rocked out to DJ U-f-OsO. We held a costume contest at the end of the night since there were so many terrific outfits! Congratulations to all the finalists.

<i><center>On the dance floor</i></center>
On the dance floor

<i><center>Cersei Lannister</i></center>
Cersei Lannister

<i><center>Jon Snow</i></center>
Jon Snow

Thanks to everyone who came out for LSC After Dark: Whiskey & Winter Are Coming. Head to our Facebook page to see more photos.

<i><center>Such a great night!</i></center>
Such a great night!

And don’t miss this excellent video recap of the event:

Tickets are now available for LSC After Dark: Science, Sweets & Ugly Sweaters on Dec. 21. Celebrate the first night of winter with us by showing up in your most hideous sweater – or simply come in something cozy and comfortable – and get your hands on icy cool experiments and sweet adventures. Click here for tickets.


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