Museums

One of the most exciting outcomes from our season of remote learning has been hosting seven virtual recitals – featuring some 200 students overall! It’s been a wonderful way to applaud our students’ musical achievements, experiment with performance technologies, and maintain our musical community even though we can’t be together. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will reopen its museum, planetarium, Science Store and the Countdown Café to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Summer hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August. Planetarium shows in the Discovery Center’s all-digital, immersive theater include: Take Flight! at 11:30 a.m., Dawn of the Space Age at 1 p.m. and Tonight’s Sky at 2:30 p.m.  Facility rentals for meetings, weddings and other events are also available beginning July 1. Read more →


This June, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center welcomed interns Sarah Fleischman and Maria Skidmore to its Education Team to lead the Center’s 2020 Virtual STEM Summer Camps, which run from June 22 to August 7. The internship positions, supported by funding from the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium, provide an opportunity for college students in STEM fields to utilize their knowledge and skills by instructing children in earth and space sciences. Read more →


Looking for information on how to research the history of your house, care for your old cottage, community planning promotion and planning strategies, or fundraising tips for local historic sites and preservation projects? The N.H. Preservation Alliance invites owners and enthusiasts of old homes or barns as well as leaders of community preservation projects to participate in their virtual roundtable gatherings. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will resume its monthly Super Stellar Friday series in June, in a new virtual format. At 7 PM on Friday, June 5, Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald will give a live presentation, Unveiling the Mysteries of the Solstice,via a Zoom webinar. McDonald will discuss the causes and significance of the solstice, how this celestial event is related to constellations and zodiac symbols, and more. Following the presentation, McDonald will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. 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. Read more →


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 wide 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, visitwww.starhop.com. Read more →


The N.H. Preservation Alliance invites owners and enthusiasts of old homes or barns as well as leaders of community preservation projects to participate in their new virtual roundtable gatherings. The May schedule can be found at www.nhpreservation.org. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center invites the public to celebrate the 30thanniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope in a Facebook Live event on April 24 at 2 PM. During the Discovery Center’s first ever Facebook Live event, Education Director Mirka Zapletal, Education Coordinator Faithe Miller and Director of Visitor Services Sarah Nappo will unveil a an image captured by the Hubble that has never been publicly released, discuss30 years of scientific discovery enabled by this “eye to the universe”, and answer any questions event attendees may have. Read more →


The public is invited to “Discover the music inside you,” when Concord Community Music School opens its doors for the free Community Music Fest, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, at 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord, New Hampshire. Read more →