Beginning September 1, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus the first Friday of every month from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Special September events include: a Super Stellar Friday Teen night at 7 p.m. and public talk at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 4 by Science Educator Dave McDonald on the mysterious dwarf planet Pluto; a new exhibit opening on Saturday, September 12, “Riding the Waves of History”; a new exhibit station on the Sun to complement the planetarium show “Sunstruck!” on Saturday, September 19; and a celebration of National Museum Day on Saturday, September 26.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. The engaging, robust educational programs are geared towards families, teens, seniors, students, community groups and lifelong learners. For more information, visit www.starhop.com.