MINECRAFT: THE EXHIBITION/LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

An exhibition showcasing the best-selling video game of all time is now open in Jersey City! Starting today, Friday, February 18, Minecraft: The Exhibition makes its debut at Liberty Science Center. The 3D world of Minecraft has its own immersive exhibition and LSC is the first stop on its world tour that will span several years.

MINECRAFT: THE EXHIBITION/LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

This experiential exhibition took over four years to build and was a collaboration between Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture and the Swedish game developer Mojang. Minecraft, a game about placing blocks and building adventures, has now sold more than 238 million copies and has around 140 million monthly active users.

“What I love about Minecraft is that it has inspired a generation of creative thinkers, while teaching engineering, chemistry, computer science and other science and math-related skills, as well as collaboration and community-building,” says Liberty Science Center president and CEO Paul Hoffman. “We are super excited to be the first stop on the exhibition’s world tour, and we invite fans and newcomers to join us to celebrate the game’s international community and popularity – while getting a little STEM education in the process.”

MINECRAFT: THE EXHIBITION/LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

The exhibition spans over 6,000 square feet and features scenes, patterns, colors and textures inspired by in-game biomes and player-built structures. Visitors will appreciate the day-to-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects and gallery score, all designed to bring the Minecraft universe to life.

You’ll get to see 15 life-sized Minecraft characters called “mobs” and several dioramas featuring Minecraft biomes, giant trees, flying overhead Phantoms, scrambling chickens and baby pandas playing in a bamboo forest.

If you’re not yet an avid fan, you can learn all the moves at game stations in the gallery.

MINECRAFT: THE EXHIBITION/LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

Minecraft: The Exhibition is open now at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City and runs through September 5. Visit Liberty Science Center for tickets, which are available for an additional fee of $8 when you purchase general admission ($29.99/adult, $24.99/child, $26.99 seniors).

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