Street Address
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Mailing Address
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
phone: 201-253-1310
e-mail: guestcomments@lsc.org
web: lsc.org
Hours
Hours change throughout the year. Please check LSC.org
Admissions
Pleas check LSC.org for details.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Staff
Paul Hoffman, President & CEO
Paul Marsh, VP Marketing
Tamour Kousha, CFO
Elizabeth Romanaux, Advertising Manager
phone: 201-253-1213

Description

Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center houses 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 and labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere's biggest planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater. More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit Liberty Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center's off-site and online programs.

Mission

To inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

History

Opened in January, 1993, Liberty Science Center has been at the forefront of science fun and education for over 25 years. Located directly across the Hudson River from Ground Zero, the institution played a role in recovery from the attacks of 9/11.

Educational Programs

12 exhibit galleries, the largest planetarium outside of Asia, a "science-on-a-sphere" theater, Live Surgery observation program, in-school programs, labs and workshops in dedicated labs at LSC, maker lab, after-school programs, electronic field trips, professional development, special needs days, rare disease days, tech and design workshops, volunteer and intern programs, STEM educators guide, science summer camp, Scout programs, underserved community evenings, young learner programs (ages 3-6), and more.

    Facilities

    300,000-square-foot facility. Outdoor exhibits include SURE House and Dino Dig, indoors are four floors of exhibits, a large school lunch room, a full service cafe and gift shop, a 400-seat planetarium, a 300-seat 3D Theater, and a 100-seat Interactive Theater, home to the Live Surgery program. There are also a massive lobby area, the Forum, and Governors Hall gathering areas. A three-story atrium allows vertical activities such as egg drops and confetti blasts.

    Auditoriums

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    Governance

    Board of Trustees

    Publications

    Electronic newsletter monthly in three editions - educators, members, and "insiders."

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Parking

      Restrooms

      Services

      Connections: The Store

      If you are looking for a special gift or souvenir at the end of your visit, you will love our gift shop, Connections: The Store. We have fun T-shirts bearing science slogans, mind-boggling puzzles and games, a range of toys and treats for guests of any age, and kits that show you how to conduct your own science experiments at home. There are also books, stuffed animals, and an array of items themed around our traveling and permanent exhibitions. We get new merchandise all of the time! LSC members get a 10% discount in the store, with 20% off during seasonal Member Days. Click here and start saving when you become a member today. You can contact our gift store at 201.209.9112 or lscstore@eventnetwork.com.

      Your Event, Our View

      Hold an unforgettable special event at Liberty Science Center. Our staff of experts can help you design a fabulous occasion, stress free. Our one-of-a-kind spaces are ideal for any important event, from business conferences and new product announcements to board meetings and galas. We also host stunning weddings and over-the-top bar and bat mitzvahs. For more information, call us at 201.253.1378

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Restaurant