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Summer Fun at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: Open Daily, To the Moon Exhibition, STEM Camps for Kids and Daily Planetarium Shows

Concord, NH – Summer began on Friday, June 14 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The Discovery Center will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 1. As the Discovery Center gears up to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it will continuously unveil new components of its special exhibition, To the Moon, throughout the summer, culminating in a grand opening on Saturday, July 20. Daily summer planetarium shows include the Discovery Center’s newest feature on Apollo 11, CapCom Go!, as well as The Little Star that Could, Impact Earth, Tonight’s Sky andTake Flight!


The Discovery Center offers six week-long day campsthis summer, in which kids ages 5 – 14 explore science and engineering topics including space exploration, rocketry, aeronautical design, field biology and robotics, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 24 through August 9.


In addition, the Discovery Center will be open the first Friday night of each month this summer from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., for special programs and a look at stars, planets and more in the night sky through telescopes courtesy the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

The Discovery Center will be closed on the 4th of July and on Labor Day.


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space science, a full-dome, all-digital 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

*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


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