Special Needs Day 2014

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All of us at LSC think that there’s nothing much better than hands-on and exciting science experiences, especially when they are accessible to all types of learners!

Liberty Science Center is proud to report that the 2014 Special Needs Day, held on April 10th, was a successful and fun event for special needs students, their families and our staff. With generous funding from United Airlines and the Kessler Foundation, LSC was able to provide free access to our exhibits, movies and interactive activities for more than 1,200 special needs students and their families from New Jersey and the surrounding area.

“We are grateful to United Airlines and the Kessler Foundation for their support of Liberty Science Center’s annual Special Needs Day,” said Paul Hoffman, our President and CEO. “We put together a full day of activities geared to the students including hands-on laboratory workshops.”

Special needs students enjoyed science activities in our labs.


The Science Center’s Special Needs Day was inspired by Patrick Murphy, an autistic 11-year-old who submitted the winning entry for the Liberty Science Center “Earth Saving Super Powers” contest, open to all students across the New Jersey-New York area, four years ago.

Moving some earth in Our Hudson Home.

We’d like to send out a big, “Thank you!” to United Airlines and the Kessler Foundation for their support, to Patrick Murphy for his inspiration and to all of the wonderful children and families who helped make LSC’s 2014 Special Needs Day a great success!

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