February Events at Liberty Science Center

Here at Metro Moms, we love our outings to Liberty Science Center.  There’s always something for our curious kids to do and see. It seems February will be no exception to the trend, as you can see from the exciting list of events this month, so jump on the light rail and meet us there!

New Films at LSC

Space Junk IMAX: It’s easy enough to pick up litter beside roads but how do we clean our orbital spaces 22,000 miles above Earth? Witness mind-boggling collisions between manmade objects as well as asteroids, and consider how to clear the pathway for future space travel. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Shows daily at 10:15, 1:15 and 3:15 pm. Runtime 37 minutes. Presented by  Melrae Pictures in association with Red Barn Productions.

TurtleVision 3D: Channel your inner reptile in this “coming of age” story starring Sammy, the world’s cutest sea turtle. Join him on an exciting journey through beautiful 3D ocean environments. Twist and turn through spectacular coral reefs and enjoy a wild ride on a fun-loving octopus.TurtleVision 3Dwas a Best Children’s film finalist at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.Suitable for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children 2-12. Shows daily at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm with an extra show weekdays at 3:30 pm. Runtime 22 minutes. An NWave production.

Most Saturdays — Kidtoons: Start the weekend off right with a Saturday Kidtoons film in the cozy Interactive Theater, then explore the Center all day! Makes a great play date or family fun day. Films change often and a few days feature other activities, so check days, titles and times on the website. Now playing: Dino Dan. Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world and uses the scientific method to gather clues and solve mysteries. Suitable for ages 3-8 with adult caregivers. Tickets are just $3.50 per person with paid admission or membership. 


Upcoming Special Events

February 18: LOOK! BubbleMania Only $5
What a great deal! BubbleMania is a high energy, artistic, science-rich program loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable beauty of spherical liquids. Casey Carle’s creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to “trapping” people inside bubbles! Priced at over $200 per person in other venues, our tickets are just $5 per person – hurry!  Suitable for ages 6 and up. $5 per person, Joseph D. Williams Science Theater, Second Floor, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.


February 18 :Freedom Quilt
Using actual symbols used by pre-Civil War era slaves to escape bondage, make a paper mini quilt that tells a story to take home.Suitable for ages 4+.Fourth Floor Landing, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.


February 18: Open Heart Surgery
Get pumped! Did you know the first successful open heart surgery was performed by African-American Dr. Daniel Hale Williams in 1893? Make a paper mini chest cavity and try your hand at surgery, then take it home and practice! 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.


February 20: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Watch as our professional educators make ice cream the scientific way – with liquid nitrogen. You never know what they’ll concoct next in this 20-minute show suitable for all ages!Free with paid admission or membership. Interactive Theater, First Floor, at 11:30 am. Space and quantities are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.


February 20 & 25: Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Engineers Day
Join representatives from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to learn what they do and why they love their work. Engineers use science and mathto solve problems in nearly every sphere of life from medicine and transportation to computer technology and robots. Enjoy lots of fun, hands-on activities in this fair-style event and learn all about engineering! Suitable for ages 8 and up. Free with paid admission or membership. Jennifer Chalsty Center, First Floor, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.


February 21: Archimedes and the Power of Math
He’s best known for crying “Eureka” when making a scientific discovery, but the brilliant Archimedes of Syracuse, Italy is considered by many to be the greatest mathematician of the ancient world. An inventor, physicist, astronomer, and philosopher, Archimedes has a lot to teach us about creative discovery and insight. Meet him in “person” in this lively program with plenty of audience participation.

February 21& 22: Mathemagician Art Benjamin
If you want to impress everyone you meet with your lofty mental powers, don’t miss Mathemagician Art Benjamin and his high-energy mental math show.  Named “America’s Best Math Whiz” by Readers Digest and the focus of reports from the Today Show and CNN to The New York Times and Discover Magazine to name a few, Dr. Benjamin will demonstrate and explain his secret for doing rapid-fire mental math faster than a calculator. You can do this!Suitable for ages 8 and up. Free with paid admission or membership. Joseph D. Williams Science Theater, Second Floor, 12:30 pm, 1:30 and 2:30 pm. Space is limited. 


February 23: Rocket Science: What’s Your Angle?
Blast off! This is rocket science for everyone. Learn about the basic principles of rocketry that have been developed over the last 200 years. Launch rockets and predict their flight paths. Cover your ears for the final countdown and then: 5-4-3-2-1: Blast off! Jennifer Chalsty Center, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


February 25 : BASF’s Kids’ Lab
If your family likes to learn together and is curious about what causes “stuff” to be, well, stuff, sign up for the 45-minute BASF’s Kids’ Lab at Liberty Science Center and enjoy fun, hands-on experiments! Families can even take many of their creations home. Click here to learn more!  Suitable for ages 6 -11.Three sessions: 10:45 am, 11:45 am, and 1:30 pm.  Space is limited. Call 201.253.1310 for reservations.


February 26: Animal Mythbusters

Can touching toads give you warts? Do slithery snakes have full backbones? Discover the real answers to some common misconceptions about animals and visit them up close in this 45-minute program. 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Free with paid admission


February 26 Children’s Dental Health Day

Taking good care of our teeth and gums is an important part of our daily routine…after all, we do need them to eat!  Join us for our annual Children’s Dental Health Day to learn how you can ward off cavities and keep those pearly whites nice and healthy. Enjoy hands-on activities, games, demonstrations, and giveaways. It’s a fun time the whole family will enjoy! 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free with paid admission.

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