June 14: Come and Celebrate Our Heroes in Uniform

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If you like the excitement of law enforcement and rescue operations, you don’t want to miss Uniformed Heroes Day at Liberty Science Center!

The entire Science Center and parking lot will be sizzling with the latest in ultra cool technology, larger-than-life vehicles and amazing demonstrations all day.

Bring the whole family and don’t forget your cameras as you climb on equipment from over 15 uniformed organizations such as: firefighters, police, emergency medical services and more. See cars torn apart in the Jaws of Life demonstration and watch police dogs in action. Then find out all about uncovering counterfeit money and recovering crime scene evidence with a real Crime Scene Investigator (CSI). Try an Air Force training simulator to see if you have “the right stuff,” and end your day of hands-on discovery by suiting up in firefighter or other uniformed gear and watch SWAT teams rappel down our building.

Liberty Science Center is pleased to celebrate our nation’s heroes in uniform by hosting a special day just for them! If you are a uniformed hero, enjoy the day with colleagues*.

Join the celebration on Saturday, June 14!
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Building-wide
Cost: Activities are free with the purchase of an Exhibition Ticket

Participating demonstrators** include:

  • US ARMY: Rock wall, football toss, basketball toss, Hummer, chemical units
  • Air Force: Training simulator
  • Bayonne Police: Motorcycles, Command Post
  • Bergen County EMS: Training ambulance, heavy rescue truck
  • Hoboken Police: Dare car, patrol car
  • Hudson County Jail: Finger printing, gang awareness demo, K-9 dogs
  • Hudson County Sheriff’s Office: SWAT truck
  • Jersey City Fire department: Fire truck, hazardous materials trailer, fire prevention tips
  • Jersey City Medical Center: Ambulance and Special Ops Unit
  • Jersey City Police: Emergency Service Unit (ESU) truck, rappelling, Jaws of Life
  • Newark Police Department: Horses, motorcycles
  • NJ Park Police: Snowmobiles, ATV, SUV truck
  • NJ State Police: Marine division-boat, Command Post
  • NJ Transit Police: K-9 bomb dogs, Special Ops truck, hazardous materials trailer, Command Post
  • North Hudson Fire Department: Fire Simulation Trailer
  • Picatinny Arsenal: Robot, video games
  • Port Authority: K-9 dogs, ESU truck
  • Secret Service: Counterfeit money demo

Don’t miss the magic show, balloons and free giveaways, too!

*Heroes will be admitted to Liberty Science Center’s exhibition floors for free (must be in uniform or present an Official ID).
**Due to the nature of this event, in case of an emergency, demonstrating participants and equipment are subject to change throughout the day.


Learn more about Liberty Science Center’s Heroes in Uniform Day.

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