EIN 22-2302253

Liberty Science Center

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
411
Year formed
1980
Most recent tax filings
2020-06-01
Description
Lsc offers exceptional Science learning onsite, offsite and online. We engage learners of all ages in Science excitement and provide professional development for teachers. Liberty Science Center (lsc) is a major not-for-profit Science Center devoted t...
Total revenues
$29,120,536
2020
Total expenses
$26,747,615
2020
Total assets
$118,687,190
2020
Num. employees
411
2020

Program areas at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center has broad ambitions and sound strategies to change the face of Science education in new jersey and beyond. In addition to its engaging exhibition and theater offerings, an important tool in achieving that objective is the Center for learning and teaching. The 19,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to delivering educational programming for students, guests, teachers, and visitors. It is the home of lsc's internationally acclaimed "live from surgery" program, where students observe and discuss procedures and risk factors with operating staff via videoconferencing during live surgery. It also features seven working labs including the makerlab, as well as the studio for electronic field trips. In this space, lsc provides outstanding and affordable educator professional development opportunities. School residencies are available there for special needs, home schoolers, and other students. Liberty Science Center also conducts curriculum-linked on-site, off-site, and online programs including field trips, classroom and lab instruction, interpretive programs in both formal and informal settings, traveling Science presentations, and early childhood Science programming. The institution annually hosts hundreds of private events from birthday parties to high-end product launches, hosts workforce development initiatives, and showcases public Science, and technology-related events from robotics competitions to live animal shows to rocketry lessons.the Center's operations have been affected by the recent and ongoing outbreak of the covid-19 virus, which was declared a pandemic by the world health organization in march 2020. The Center closed to the public on march 13, 2020 and resumed limited operations on september 4, 2020. While this closure has negatively affected the Center's operations, the Center has taken several steps to strengthen its financial position and to maintain financial liquidity and flexibility.the full duration and extent of the covid-19 pandemic, related business and travel restrictions and changes to behavior intended to reduce its spread are uncertain as of the date these financial statements were available for issuance, as the pandemic continues to evolve globally. Therefore, the full extent of any adverse impact on the results of operations, financial position and cash flows in fiscal year 2021 cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

Who funds Liberty Science Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Quality Education for Kids$319,750
PSEG FoundationEducation$150,000
Adp FoundationCharitable Contribution$150,000
...and 16 more grants received

Personnel at Liberty Science Center

NameTitleCompensation
Paul HoffmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$785,098
Deborah MooreChief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Tamour KoushaChief Financial Officer$214,449
Carlos ManjarrezChief Data Officer, Office of Data Governance and Analysis
Rebecca Fertig CohenChief of Staff and Corporate Secretary
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for Liberty Science Center

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$18,801,572
Program services$9,100,264
Investment income and dividends$343,185
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$594,046
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-10,038
Net income from fundraising events$-118,380
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$409,887
Total revenues$29,120,536

Form 990s for Liberty Science Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-02-05990View PDF
2018-062019-11-04990View PDF
2017-062018-08-23990View PDF
2016-062017-08-30990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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OrganizationLocationRevenue
California Science Center FoundationLos Angeles, CA$24,264,355
Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)Chicago, IL$66,856,512
Museum of ScienceBoston, MA$49,955,104
The ExploratoriumSan Francisco, CA$48,557,720
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortland, OR$15,942,443
The Franklin InstitutePhiladelphia, PA$47,708,877
Museum of FlightSeattle, WA$28,399,588
Pacific Science CenterSeattle, WA$22,268,810
Orlando Science CenterOrlando, FL$12,311,297
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHouston, TX$54,084,906
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from PSEG Foundation
May 22, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Adp Foundation
September 11, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
September 11, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Issues
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Characteristics
MembershipsLobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
Address
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
County
Hudson County, NJ
Website URL
lsc.org/ 
Phone
(201) 200-1000
Facebook page
LibertyScienceCenter 
Twitter profile
@libertyscictr 
IRS details
EIN
22-2302253
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1980
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent
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