Concord, NH – The Discovery Center is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus the first Friday night of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Looking ahead, don’t forget to plan your visit to the Discovery Center for February break! We will be open every day for February vacation from February 14th - March 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
January’s planetarium show line-up covers flight, humanity’s first steps on the moon, the planets, stars, constellations, and the future of space travel:Take Flight at 11:00 a.m.,CapCom Go!at noon, Life Under the Artic Sky at 1:00 p.m., Tonight’s Sky at 2:00 p.m., and Back to the Moon for Good at 3:00 p.m. every day the Discovery Center is open to the public.
Do you have a little one who loves the Frozen movies? Make sure to see Life Under the Artic Sky, playing every day we are open starting January 10that 1:00 p.m. The Frozen movies took inspiration from the Sami people. Producers even signed a contract with Sami representatives to commit themselves to portraying their culture respectfully. See how the Sami culture influenced many aspects of Frozen in Life Under the Arctic Sky!
On Friday night, January 3rd, UNH Marine Docent Dave Hoyler will lead viewers on an exploration of the fascinating animals, plants, and other creatures that can be found in the rocky habitat of the intertidal zone. New Hampshire may have a short coastline, but two high tides a day that can raise the water level more than 6 feet mean that our rocky coast contains diverse habitats and sea life. Learn about local species living in a regularly changing ecosystem. This program is supported by NH Sea Grant and NH Space Grant.Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:00 p.m. Pending clear skies, the Observatory will be open for star gazing.
On Tuesday, January 14th, join us for a night that will be nothing but fun and games! This 21+ after hour’s event allows adults to be a kid again and explore the Discovery Center, see a planetarium show, and play lots of games set up around the Center. Everything from board games to BINGO. And let’s not forget prizes!
On January 9th, a special homeschool workshop: Living in Space, will look into the International Space Station and the decades spent learning how to live and work in space. What obstacles and opportunities have helped us understand how to be more efficient and better prepared for what space has to offer? Find out at this once only workshop! Email email@example.com sign up in advance.
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 www.starhop.com.