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Liberty Science Center

The Liberty Science Center’s goal is to excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and sheer pleasure found in science and technology. This is part of the Center’s purpose to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Great reads here!

The LSC is a learning center that spans a total area of 300,000 square feet and can be found at Liberty State Park on the Jersey City side of the Hudson River, close to the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center is home to 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane-and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms, labs, and teacher development programs. Additionally, the Science Center is home to the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, and the LSC Giant Dome Theater. Each year, the Liberty Science Center welcomes more than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents, and tens of thousands more people participate in the Center’s off-site and online activities.

Exhibitions

Step inside the world of Minecraft

Are you prepared to make the world a better place? This is the central premise of Minecraft, which holds the record for the most copies sold of any video game ever. LSC will host the East Coast debut of Minecraft: The Exhibition, a multimedia spectacle spanning 6,000 square feet and tailored for gamers and non-players of all ages. Also, the exhibition will be closing on September 5, 2022, so don’t miss out on your last opportunity to see it!

Fans of Minecraft will have the opportunity to enter the game world, surrounded by blocky scenery and characters from buildings made in Minecraft. They will have an immersive experience that they have surely dreamed of.

Those who have not previously participated in the game have the opportunity to pick up the essential skills and maneuvers at gaming stations located throughout the gallery, after which they may begin creating their worlds.

The Great Train Set

When you visit one of the most intricate and comprehensive model railroads that have ever been made, you will be able to relive the early 1950s and experience the technical wonders and lifestyle associated with train travel at that time. This incredible new experience at LSC portrays the splendor of the Lackawanna Railroad during the period when trains chugged from the majestic Hoboken Terminal through picturesque, tiny towns in New Jersey on their way to coal country in eastern Pennsylvania.

Most of the 1,700-square-foot set is built at a scale of 1:32, indicating that an item that is 32 feet long in real life is represented in the exhibition as 1 foot long. If you want proof, ask any passionate person about model trains: they operate on a vast scale, meaning every component of the set is remarkable and detailed. This gigantic set has 132 exquisitely detailed model buildings, up to five trains at a time racing over 425 feet of railroad track, and approximately 5,000 miniature trees. In addition to the model trains, you’ll be able to watch more than two dozen animated people and items in motion at stations along the line; you’ll even activate some of them by pressing the appropriate button.

Even though the model depicts the 1950s, the display has the most cutting-edge technology. You can witness the same perspective that a little passenger or engineer would see, projected on the gallery wall, thanks to the cameras installed in the trains and which broadcast live footage to a projector.

John H. and Regina K. Scully have generously given us the Great Train Set they have collected over the years. When Mr. Scully was a child, one of his favorite activities was taking the Lackawant train to the lakeside holiday cottage his family owned on Cranberry Lake. To recreate that experience, he assembled a skilled group and referred to historical images and records for as much precision and specificity as possible. It was constructed over more than ten years! Scully and his business partners wanted to make the experience available to the general public, so they collaborated with the LSC team to improve and find a stunning new home for the set.

The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City

The Pigeon Has Arrived in the City of Jersey City! Mo Willems is a well-known children’s book author and artist. This exhibition shows the best-friend combo Elephant and Piggie, the trusty companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the crafty city bird best known for his exploits in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Young attendees will get the opportunity to participate in activities that will allow them to create artwork influenced by Mo Willems and learn about the complex social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. Prints of drawings made by Mo Willems are also included in this show. These pictures include sketches and other preparatory materials.

Wobbly World

The Liberty Science Center’s brand-new exhibition for children aged 0 to 5 is now accessible to the public. Come and have some fun in the Wobbly World!

There is nothing else like Wobbly World anywhere else in the nation. Young children are encouraged to investigate topics such as equilibrium, motion, and the relationship between cause and effect while in this pleasantly lit and welcoming paradise.

The huge Body Mobile, a half-carousel, part-mobile in the spirit of Calder, and driven by play, is located in the heart of the exhibition. Young visitors may bring the construction to life by balancing, spinning, and jumping on colorful seats and surfaces hanging from the project’s central column, which is 14 feet tall.

From that point, children may explore the Balancescape, a made-up environment consisting of hills and ledges, and test their coordination and agility. Construct with a zany assortment of gigantic balance blocks; grab, sort, stack, and balance at the scales and stacking station; and find surprises tucked away in every corner of the room.

Dino Dig Adventure

Put yourself in their position for a moment—a paleontologist when they first discovered a fossil from an old dinosaur. Visitors to the LSC now have the opportunity to feel the excitement of discovery for themselves, thanks to a brand new permanent outdoor installation called Dino Dig Adventure!

Guests enter the 1,750-square-foot Dino Excavation Adventure, where they are entirely submerged in a genuine paleontological dig environment. Discover fascinating fossils from the sand as you explore the three dig holes.

Dig up more than 60 tons of sand to uncover the fossils of seven distinct kinds of dinosaurs that are buried there. Find reproductions of fossilized dinosaur bones, eggs, and even their feces.

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Guests are shielded from the sun’s heat by a massive canopy designed in the likeness of an Ankylosaurus so that they may continue digging.

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