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February 2016

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center was selected as one of 2016’s top family attractions in the United States by FlipKey, a TripAdvisor Company. FlipKey selected one attraction for each of the 50 states for its list of 2016 “Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For”. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from February 12 through 28 for February vacation. The Discovery Center’s new traveling exhibition, Climate Change Oceans: Acid vs. Life, opens February 12, and will be on view through May 8, 2016. Read more →


The most anticipated event of the winter, the Margret and H.A. Rey Center’s fundraising gala is on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This year’s event is bigger than ever and will again be held at the Waterville Valley Conference Center to accommodate dinner and dancing to the sounds of New Hampshire’s own “The Shifters.” Also included in the evening’s festivities are a cocktail hour, a sit down dinner, a live auction and a silent auction, all to benefit the art, science, and nature education programs at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. Read more →


45 years ago, on February 5, 1971, Derry New Hampshire native Alan Shepard set foot on the Moon. Grounded for a decade after his initial space flight as America’s first astronaut due to a medical condition (Meniere’s disease, an inner ear problem that affects balance), Shepard quietly got the problem fixed so he could resume flight status Read more →