The idea of SciTech Scity began in 2015 when Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency awarded Liberty Science Center with the redevelopment rights to 12.5 acres of land adjacent to LSC and Liberty State Park. Mayor Fulop challenged LSC CEO Paul Hoffman to develop a project that would be transformative for the region and further strengthen New Jersey as a leader in scientific and technological innovation.
SciTech Scity now consists of 30 acres of land. It is a truly unique endeavor that aims to build a campus (or "mini-city") for people and companies who come together to invent the future. The four pillars of the campus include:
Liberty Science Center is NJ's largest cultural institution and the largest interactive science center in the tri-state area. Before Covid 19, LSC was the fastest growing established museum in the U.S., with attendance growing 65 percent in five years, to more than 750,000 annual visitors. LSC is now the largest provider of live virtual STEM programs to students, teachers, and families in New Jersey.
Liberty Science Center High School will bring cutting edge science and technology education to 400 students in grades 9-12 and offer intensive mentoring and meaningful work experiences through partnerships with the start-ups and established companies at Edge Works.
Edge Works is a complete reimagination of today's workplace with nearly 100k SF of research labs, private studios, open workspaces, and a conference center
Scholars Village will offer permanent residences to families, innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs who want to join a community devoted to harnessing science and technology to create a better future for all of us.
SciTech Scity LLC is solely owned by Liberty Science Center, a not-for-profit organization.
President and CEO, Ironstate Development Company. President and CEO, Urby. Co-Chair, LSC Board of Trustees
Global Business Services Executive, Bank of America
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Vice Chair, LSC Board of Trustees
Former Medical Director, Atlantic Brain and Spine Institute. Managing Trustee, LSC
President and CEO of LSC and SciTechScity
Former Managing Partner, EY
Jersey City Councilman (Ward F). Honorary Trustee, SciTech Scity
Head of Institutional Product, Coinbase
Honorary Chairman, ADP. Chairman Emeritus, LSC Board of Trustees