On Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival, with some notable changes: (1) This year’s festival will be primarily outdoors, providing plenty of opportunity for socially distanced science and engineering fun; (2) Masks will be required and sanitation stations available; and (3) Admission will be free!
On Friday night, August 7 at 7 p.m., McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Director of Education Mirka Zapletal presents Carnivores and Climate Change, in a special live Zoom presentation, followed by Q & A. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website, starhop.com, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome.
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To support the Discovery Center in its efforts to serve the community with online learning modules, people can go to www.starhop.com to donate or become a member. New members will still enjoy an entire year of fun, as all memberships purchased during this time will not expire until one year from the date the Discovery Center officially reopens to the public.
If you are longing to get out of the house for a fun winter afternoon activity, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum has the perfect solution! Join them at the Warner Town Hall on Sunday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of the 1925 silent film, “Seven Chances” starring Buster Keaton
Canterbury Shaker Village’s serene beauty shines through in November. If you haven’t yet come to visit, there’s still time. The village is open weekends through November 24th and then re-opens for holiday events. Through November 24, guided tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm, and the Café is open from 11-2. The museum store is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm through November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. Then join the fun at Christmas at Canterbury on Dec. 7 and 14. Or consider reserving a spot of one of our special candlelight tours offered on December 6, 8, 13, and 15.
Join the Discovery Center for its pilot event "Late Night at the Discovery Center" on Wednesday, October 30th 2019, from 6:30PM-9:30PM. Explore the Center's exhibits and galleries after hours at this 21+ event for FREE! A cash bar and the Countdown Cafe will be open with Halloween goodies for purchase. Come in costume to participate in our Halloween costume contest to win prizes. Take part in our scavenger hunt or carve a pumpkin just in time for the 31st! The Observatory will also be open for stargazing.
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Want to know where to find the best foliage this fall? Come to a valley in the midst of the White Mountain National Forest to enjoy fall colors that have it all, except lines, traffic and crowds. Waterville Valley has a weekend dedicated to the spectacular foliage of the White Mountains, from Saturday, October 12thto Monday, October 14th. This is a weekend celebration of family fun with all kinds of events for everyone including free outdoor concerts, tent sales, a ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6K fun run, 10-mile trail race, and other activities including kid’s games, pumpkin painting, beer sampling and more.
On July 20th 1969, American astronauts embarked on humanity’s greatest adventure and took our first steps on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic breakthrough, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is opening To the Moon!, a special exhibition on lunar science and exploration, opening Saturday July 20that 10:30 a.m. with a full day of special programs and activities.