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September 2017

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will premiere its newest planetarium show, Life under the Arctic Sky, on Friday night, October 6 at 7 p.m. Life under the Arctic Sky explores the Northern Lights from both the perspective of scientists and of the Sami, the indigenous Scandinavians who traditionally herded their reindeer over hundreds of miles, their way lit only by the moon, the stars, and these dancing lights in the northern sky. The show will be followed by an update on August’s solar eclipse, by Discovery Center staff and amateur astronomers who traveled to the Path of Totality to watch the eclipse. Read more →


Mount Washington Cog Railway offers families an exhilarating experience like none other. A ride on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway includes much more than a train journey up the steep slope of Mt. Washington. It also includes an early view of New Hampshire’s fall foliage on route to the top of Mount Washington, the highest point in all New England. Read more →


The Granite State offers many ways to experience the season, whether by boat, car, on foot or from an aerial view. New Hampshire in the fall bursts with the colors of nature and a variety of activities. The trick is to get off the beaten path, and explore new ways to see great colors. Read more →


Yes, Squam (pronounced Skwom). Over the years the name has evolved from its Native Abenaki name, Keeseenunknipee, to Squam, as we use today. In between those names you could also find Wonnassquamauke, Casumpe, and Asquam (the Abenaki name for ‘water’). As I said before, its got a funny name, but you’ll forget all about that when you see what the area has to offer. Read more →


This fall, the best way to enjoy foliage is in a mountain valley with 360 degree views. And you don’t have to be in a car to enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn in Waterville Valley, NH, set in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest with a wide selection of activities for everyone. Read more →


Sunday, September 10, 10 am to 2 pm Enjoy a delicious brunch while talented local jazz musicians entertain you. For the full menu, visit Currier.org/visit/cafe. Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing JazzBrunch@Currier.org. $19.95 for adults; $8.95 for children 10 and under or continental only. Price does not include general admission to the galleries. 603-669-6144 Read more →


Saturday, September 9, 10 am to 1 pm Free admission for NH residents: 10 am to noon Participate in a unique art activity, take a free class, and learn about all the offerings at the Currier Museum and Art Center. All ages are invited to join the fun. Sponsored by the Botnick Family Foundation and E&R Laundry and Dry Cleaning 603-669-6144 www.currier.org Read more →