Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is a major not-for-profit science center devoted to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. The Center’s mission is to educate and inspire interest in the sciences and encourage students to consider careers in science fields.
Approximately 600,000 guests visit LSC annually, including some 210,000 students and teachers. Of those, approximately 40% are low-income, underserved youth, their families and their teachers.
LSC is housed in a dramatic 300,000-square foot facility near the Statue of Liberty on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson River in Liberty State Park, NJ. It offers eight major exhibition galleries, Live Science programs, three theaters including the nation’s largest IMAX® Dome Theater, and a full service café and retail store. Special weekend and holiday programming incorporates a wide variety of exciting experiences including meeting visiting scientists, trying out new technology, and even seeing science-related character appearances.
Educators and students from across the New Jersey-New York City area are a special focus. Teachers can improve their science pedagogy or sign students up for award-winning onsite and offsite education programs. These include classes for scientists ages 2-5, focused K-12 field trips, hands-on lab workshops, and electronic videoconferencing that ushers students into science-rich settings in real time such as surgical suites and the control room of a nuclear fusion research center.