Special Programs

Liberty Science Center

Interactive Exhibit on Organ and Tissue Donation

Be sure to visit our interactive exhibit on organ and tissue donation and transplantation just outside the Interactive Theater, a project recently funded by our Foundation.

Live From Surgery Program

In the Interactive Theater at Liberty Science Center, you’ll have the extraordinary experience of observing, speaking with, and learning directly from partner physicians and hospitals during a living donor kidney transplant and a deceased donor heart transplant.

Facilitators move among the theater, shaping the conversation and structuring appropriate questions for students. Samples of medical equipment and models of human organs under discussion are passed around as they are used in the operating room. NJ Sharing Network speakers are invited to share their personal experience as a living donor or kidney transplant recipient with the students.

The theater is equipped with a large screen and video conference equipment that allows participants to see everything taking place in real time. Operating rooms are outfitted with three remotely-controlled video cameras, several microphones, and a monitor enabling the surgical staff to see and speak with the audience.

Live From Heart Transplant 2016-2017 Calendar

Wednesday 9:15am - Approximate surgery start: 9:30am

November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 11, 2017
January 25, 2017
February 8, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 8, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 12, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 10, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 14, 2017

Live From Kidney Transplant 2016-2017 Calendar

Tuesday 9:35am - Approximate surgery start: 10:00am

November 22, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 10, 2017
January 24, 2017
February 14, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 14, 2017
March 28, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 13, 2017

Speakers and volunteers needed! Living kidney donors, kidney transplant recipients, and heart transplant recipients are needed to share personal stories and staff table displays. To inquire about speaking and volunteer opportunities at Liberty Science Center, email Brooke Hartrum or call (848) 702-3263.

Learn more about the Live From Program at Liberty Science Center.

The NJ Sharing Network Foundation recently funded an interactive exhibit on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.


Live From programs are held in the Interactive Theater at Liberty Science Center.