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March 2021

April 5ththrough 12ththe McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will celebrate the magic of the night sky through virtual events and activities aimed at promoting awareness of light pollution and ways to improve your view of the stars. International Dark Sky Week is organized by the International Dark-Sky Association as part of their work to protect dark skies for all to enjoy. Throughout the week, blog posts and videos will provide information on light pollution and how it impacts ecosystems, human health, and, of course, viewing of the sky, and daily challenges will encourage everyone to think about what they can do to limit light pollution. Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as the Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies’ VEX Robotics Team talks about their work via Zoom webinar on Friday, April 2ndat 7 pm. Team members will talk about their robot, the design and refine process, and competition. Following the presentation, team members will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website,, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →

Concord Community Music School’s popular weekday Music & Movement classes return to the in-person format for our youngest musical learners, 4 months through 6 years, and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers, starting April 5. Led by Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, a wide range of classes engage children from head to toe, and keep everyone moving, singing, and laughing with songs, stories, movement games, rhythm instruments, and fun! Read more →

Concord, N.H. – On Friday, March 19, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will open exhibits from the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather” - Mount Washington - to the public. In a new partnership, the Mount Washington Observatory and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center have combined forces to bring weather and climate science education to Concord, New Hampshire, by relocating, refreshing - and in one case, entirely rebuilding - exhibits from the recently closed Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH for display in the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. Exhibits include everything from the Tornado Tube, which creates a “mini-tornado” right in... Read more →

Scott Hanson, award-winning author, will present an illustrated talk Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives about how to restore your historic house in a way that preserves its most important features and makes it livable for the 21st century.  The author of the best-selling book, Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners, will introduce the book’s concepts and share examples, photos and how-to illustrations to inspire and guide you in your own home renovation and restoration efforts.  A live question and answer period will follow. Read more →