Our mission is to expose learners of all ages to the excitement, power, and promise of science and technology.
Located in historic Liberty State Park, neighboring the Statue of Liberty and across the river from Lower Manhattan, Liberty Science Center first opened its doors in 1993. But it truly began in the 1970s, when a series of editorials in the Star-Ledger newspaper pushed state leaders to recognize that more educational resources were needed to build a science- and technology-savvy population.
A group of local corporations initiated a successful public/private partnership in the 1980s, raising $68 million to create Liberty Science Center. Since that time, the Center has become one of New Jersey's most popular attractions, an important tool for building a well-educated workforce, and a daring pioneer in the global science museum field.