Concord, NH-- The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day for Spring Vacation, from Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, April 28. The Discovery Center will offer special science and engineering gallery activities for children and families, and planetarium shows throughout the day, including the Little Star that Could, Life under the Arctic Sky, the National Geographic production, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, the spring version of Tonight’s Sky– and Black Holes, the perfect show to see just as the international team behind the Event Horizon Telescope has unveiled humanity’s first picture of an actual black hole! The Discovery Center’s Science Store and Countdown Café will also be open every day during Spring Vacation.
General admission to the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 3-12 and under, and free for children ages 0 - 2. Planetarium shows are an additional $5 per person. Member admission to the exhibit galleries and planetarium shows is free year-round; members receive discounts on educational programs and purchases in the Discovery Center Science Store, and free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers, zoos and botanical gardens worldwide.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, an all-digital, full-dome 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.