Jun 11, 2014
- Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact – The largest exhibition on the subject of skyscrapers in the world – with artifacts from the World Trade Center, a walk along an I-beam two stories above the exhibition floor, an earthquake-shake table, and a glass-Schindler 400A mid-rise traction elevator, which is open to show how the elevator moves, the machine room, and the pit.
- Eat and Be Eaten – This exhibit of unusual live animals explores the predator-prey relationship, including vipers, puffer fish, cotton-top tamarins, brilliantly colored poison dart frogs, eusocial naked mole-rats and fungus culturing, leaf cutter ants
- Communication explores human communication in four areas—body and language; symbols, signs, and writing; print, audio, and video; and signals and networks. Here guests can also do Language Karaoke, where they are taught to say phrases in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and Cockney.
- Infection Connection – Helps guests understand how individual actions may affect global health issues. Guests may ride the IC Express, which shows a film about different types of infectious diseases.
- I Explore – An age-restricted area, where guests under age six and their caregivers can explore aspects of the world around them through water play, a microscope, a Luckey Climber climbing structure, a street scape, and a rock xylophone – made from hanging rocks that ring like bells when struck.
- Our Hudson Home – Teaches guests about the wildlife and ecology of the Hudson River. It includes an observation deck with great views of the Hudson.
- Wonder Why – Holds many of the original exhibits from the earliest days of the museum
- Energy Quest – Explores different energy types and the technologies to harness these.
- Wildlife Challenge is a seasonal outdoor exhibit in which guests can take part in a variety of physical activities, designed to simulate different animals' environments. Activities include balance beams, and a zip line accessible only to guests that can hold on to a rope for at least ten seconds.
- Rubik's Cube exhibition - Beyond Rubik's Cube opened to the public on April 26, 2014 and has toured to other museums around the world. The exhibition celebrates the Cube's 40th anniversary, and features artifacts and exhibits that trace the history of the Cube and mark the massive cultural influence it continues to have on popular culture today.
- Travelling exhibitions – Various temporary exhibits
- The first exhibit since the center re-opened was Islamic Science Re-Discovered.
- Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear let guests see how they would react when they were exposed to creepy animals, loud noises, electric shock and the fear of falling. The exhibit explored why their bodies react the way they do.
- "Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age" used video installations, hands-on interactive displays, life-sized models and fossils to teach more about the extinct mammals. The exhibit showcased Lyuba, the world's best-preserved woolly mammoth specimen.
- Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition featured over 100 authentic artifacts from the Titanic, which were set within replicas of cabins and other areas of the ship. The exhibit also allowed visitors to touch an "iceberg" to simulate how cold the water was when the ship sank.
The center, which first opened in 1993 as New Jersey's first major state science museum, has science exhibits, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork designed by Chuck Hoberman.
Major space news this week: For the first time in history, scientists have gotten a picture of a black hole.
We’re showing the photo all week in our planetarium shows Black Holes and Wonders of the Night Sky. Click here to get showtimes and see a full list of what’s playing in LSC’s Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
Liberty Science Center's permanent exhibitions include:
Mon. - Fri.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat. & Sun.
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
April 19 - 21
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 22 - 28
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
|Name of place||Liberty Science Center|
|Address||Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305|
|Telephone #||(201) 200-1000|
|How long to get there (time)?||30 minutes|