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Liberty Science Center's New Minecraft Exhibit will Delight Kids and Families

Liberty Science Center's New Minecraft Exhibit will Delight Kids and Families

Minecraft: The Exhibition fosters creativity and fun in an immersive environment

Are you ready to get your game on? It's time to head to Liberty Science Center in Jersey City for its new, upcoming exhibit: Minecraft: The Exhibition, featuring the scenes and characters from the popular video game, Minecraft.  

The interactive exhibit, which opens on Feb. 18, gives Minecraft fans an opportunity to step inside the world of the game, surrounded by blocky scenes and characters from Minecraft builds. But you don't have to be a Minecraft wiz to enjoy the exhibit. Those who aren't familiar with the game will still learn the fundamental skills and moves at game stations inside the gallery to start building their own worlds. 

Minecraft (for anyone who’s heard of it but isn’t sure) is a video game where players explore a blocky, virtual world and discover raw materials, craft tools, build structures and much more. According to Common Sense Media, it can also be educational, and its focus on building can reinforce geometry concepts, as it strengthens players' logic skills, creativity, and even collaboration.

What to Expect at the Minecraft Exhibit at LSC

This is the East Coast premiere of the exhibit, which was created by MoPop, the Museum of Popular Culture, in partnership with Mojang Studios. The exhibit is a 6,000-square-foot multimedia experience designed for both Minecraft players and non-players of all ages. 

Highlights of Minecraft: The Exhibition include:

  • Life-Size Characters: The exhibit features photo opportunities with 15 life-size characters from Minecraft, including the explosive Creeper and mysterious Enderman. A diorama includes a Minecraft tree, zombie, and  wolf. Phantoms fly overhead, chickens scramble underfoot and baby pandas play in a bamboo forest.

  • Time-Lapse Builds: Videos showing time-lapse builds and veteran players at work designed to help museum visitors become experts at the game. 

  • Crafting Table: Players can use cards that represent building materials from the game to make their own objects and tools. These materials include wood, iron and obsidian. 


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What You Need to Know About Visiting Minecraft: The Exhibition at Liberty Science Center

Where is the Liberty Science Center located?

Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ.

When is Minecraft: The Exhibition open? 

Minecraft: The Exhibition is open anytime Liberty Science Center is open. Regular winter hours are Thursday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. The exhibit will be available through Sept. 5. 

How much are Liberty Science Center Minecraft: The Exhibition tickets?

Tickets are $8, plus general admission to the museum ($29.99; $24.99, ages 2-12). Tickets are on sale now. 

What are the Liberty Science Center's current COVID guidelines?

Liberty Science Center requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all visitors age 12 and older. 

For more information, visit lsc.org or follow the Liberty Science Center on Facebook or Instagram

Main image courtesy of Liberty Science Center.

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