The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s staff and volunteers are excited about the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Discovery Center has on display a number of Star Wars-related memorabilia for fans to enjoy, from first generation Star Wars toys to Empire weaponry built from Legos to a Star Wars-themed mug and lunchbox. During the premiere weekend (December 15 – 17), anyone dressing up as a Star Wars character or producing a copy of their theater stub from the new Star Wars movie will get one free admission for each paid admission of equal or higher value. Read more →


The Lincoln-Woodstock area straddles Interstate 93, the main north-south thoroughfare of New Hampshire. Just inside the White Mountain National Forest, it is an easy reach from points south, offering visitors a winter sports getaway in some of the most spectacular scenery in the East. More than 50 lodging choices include dozens of Ski & Stay packages wit Read more →


Northern New England’s biggest family-friendly New Year’s Eve event gets better every year. Ring in 2018 a few hours early at the Currier Museum of Art’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party! Enjoy art-making, outdoor activities, face painting, live entertainment, kid-friendly food, and more. Wrap up a day of celebrations with bubble-wrap fireworks and a huge balloon drop. Dress in your party best and celebrate the New Year at the Currier! Cheers! Tickets on sale at Currier.org. *The Museum will be open exclusively for this event. Read more →


Frank Lloyd Wright once described organic architecture as a “‘thinking’ as well as a ‘feeling’ process.” This tour invites participants to savor the sensate experience of the Zimmerman House as we take in some of Wright’s major ideas. From sound to scent, with an exploration of the rich textural variety and delicately shifting sights, visitors will have the opportunity to revitalize as we enjoy the House’s warmth. The cost is $25 for Museum Members and $35 for non-Members. Reservations are recommended. Read more →


General admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be free for all veterans, active duty military and their families this Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, thanks to the generosity of U.S. Air Force Veteran and Discovery Center Board Member Dr. Steven Davis of Londonderry, NH. Veterans Day events at the Discovery Center will include special gallery activities, opportunities to view NH National Guard patches included in Christa McAuliffe’s Personal Preference Kit from the Space Shuttle Challenger (on loan from the NH Adjutant General’s Office), the photography display, Flags I Have Seen by US Air Force Veteran Eric Anderson of Bow, NH, the vintage 1956 XF8-U Crusader jet (on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola FL) and to explore the Center’s permanent exhibits. Read more →


In connection with The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, this film series will explore some of the many cinematic portrayals of Toulouse-Lautrec. Each film portrays the spectacle of cafés and cabarets, dancers and dwellers who populate the slopes of the “Mount of the Martyr” at the end of the nineteenth century. On November 9 enjoy a special screening of French Cancan (1954), a technicolor masterpiece by director Jean Renoir known for its beautiful dance numbers, the movie is centered on the formation of the Moulin Rouge, Lautrec’s favorite nightclub. Free general admission. A $5 special exhibition charge applies for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec. Read more →