Looking for a unique venue for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or event? Liberty Science Center in New Jersey stimulates more than just the mind!
Let’s think out of the box! Museums don’t have to be just for school trips or family excursions to see a special exhibit. They are amazing spaces to host your bat/bar mitzvah, wedding or corporate event. We asked Laurel Barbot of the Special Events Department at Liberty Science Center to highlight some of their unique features and amenities.
Mazelmoments (MM) - Liberty Science Center is not only an amazing place to learn about our world, but also offers amazing options for hosting events. How do you create that ‘EXTRAordinary’ event?
Liberty Science Center (LSC) – We find that the dramatic and modern backdrop of the facility combined with our unique & exciting exhibitions always create a memorable & extraordinary event for every guest.
Within our exhibition floors there are several amusing & exciting experiences that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary. These experience include, Walk the Steel where guests step out along a narrow steel beam 18 feet in the air and walk high above the gallery floor, The Touch Tunnel, a mysterious, pitch-black, crawl-through maze where you use your other five senses to navigate through the maze, and the Curtain Wall Test, where guests experience 100 mph hurricane type winds.
We can also incorporate a film during your event in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater. Videos, Speech & Power Point presentations projected on the giant screen will WOW everyone!
MM - Which are the main spaces that you would recommend for weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs and parties?
LSC - For any special occasion the Exhibition Floors are an ideal option to kick off the party with a cocktail hour or host the entire event. These floors offer hours of entertainment as well as a fun & relaxing atmosphere. For a more formal event, Governors Hall, Science Court & the Observation Tower are open spaces that can be decorated to accommodate any party theme or event style.
Science Court features the original 18-foot Hoberman Sphere, and the Spatial Portrait, a colorful three dimensional sculpture that guests can interact & play with during their event. Governors Hall features large, modern columns, unique suspended balloon light sculpture and a large atrium that opens up to the 3rd & 4th floor exhibitions.
The Observation Tower is located at the top of the Liberty Science Center Tower and features a large glass pyramid & 360-degree views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty & the Manhattan skyline. Accommodating up to 80 guests for a reception and 50 seated with a dance floor, the Observation Tower is ideal for an intimate dinner or corporate cocktail reception. Governors Hall accommodates 500 guests seated with a dance floor, while Science Court accommodates 350 guests seated with a dance floor.
MM - How can the Exhibition Spaces on the 3 and 4 floors be integrated into themed parties?
LSC – The 3rd & 4th floor offer enjoyable interactive experiences that will entertain your guests for hours. With more than 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Third Floor offers a variety of engaging experiences. For example, guests can create electronic graffiti and try their hands — or should we say voices — at “language karaoke,” a new form of verbal expression in our Communication exhibition.
The 4th floor boasts spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and Liberty State Park through oversized windows and an outdoor deck. Experience views situated within the Our Hudson Home exhibition and explore three massive tanks where guests can peek into different river line environments. There are a number of other popular interactive exhibits as well as the ability to arrange for Live Science Demonstration & Lab experiences
MM- The Lawn is an amazing outside venue. Expansive lawn with the Manhattan skyline and The Statue of Liberty in the backdrop. That’s a Huge WOW!
LSC – Situated to the east side of Liberty Science Center is the lawn area. The lawn space can hold a reception of 1,000 or 900 guests seated. This outdoor area is great for anything from a corporate barbeque or picnic to an elegant sit down dining experience.
Liberty Science Center offers unique spaces and experiences. When you incorporate an IMAX film or a Live Science Demonstration into your event, it is something your guests will remember and talk about for years to come. Also, you will never have to worry if your guests are entertained; the exhibitions provide built-in activities that every guest will enjoy.
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