Museums

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. Read more →


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. The Discovery Center will also be open for winter vacation from December 26th - January 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed on New Year's Day). Read more →


CONCORD, N.H.—Celebrated folk duo Susie Burke and David Surette will join with sideman extraordinaire Kent Allyn for an uplifting night of holiday music and folk favorites, Sunday, December 15, at 7:00pm, at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street in Concord, NH. In their annual Holiday Folk Concert, this beloved trio interweaves nimble guitar and mandolin playing, masterful bass and piano accompaniment, and heartfelt vocals to bring holiday sparkle to the Music School. Read more →


Join the Discovery Center on Tuesday November 19 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for Paint and Sip night. Follow step-by-step instructions from a professional artist on how to paint a 16”x20” canvas. Registration is $25 per person, and there will be a cash bar so you can sip while you paint. When you are done with your masterpiece, the Discovery Center is open for FREE until 9:30PM. This is a 21+ event. Read more →


Concord, NH – September brings fall hours, special programs including a special Sci-Fi First Friday, and a new planetarium show line-up at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is now open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus the first Friday night of each month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. On Friday night, September 6, Discovery Center Education Coordinator Sarah Beattie will discuss the earliest “science fiction”, the wild stories created by ancient cultures about constellations in the night sky, followed by a look at how 19th and 20th century science fiction inspired new inventions... Read more →


On August 17th and 18th, The Cog will host its annual “Railway to the Moon” Steampunk festival. The Steampunk festival is a celebration of the inventiveness of Cog entrepreneur, Sylvester Marsh, and his undaunted will to build a “Railway to the Moon”. It is a combination of the wild west meets Jules Verne meets the Victorian Era with a circus-like atmosphere.   Read more →


The Barnstormers Theatre of Tamworth, New Hampshire’s oldest summer theatre, kicks off its 2019 season on June 27thwith a performance of “Damn Yankees” sponsored by the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the oldest mountain-climbing railway in the world. To celebrate the railway’s 150th anniversary and the opening of the show, the theatre and the railway have partnered with the Tamworth History Center, Tamworth Distilling and Art in the Age Café for evening of art, history and local offerings.Surrounded by farm fields and bordered by a meandering river, with plenty to see and do along Main Street, Tamworth Village is an experience not to be mi Read more →


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! Read more →


The Mount Washington Cog Railway of New Hampshire will be celebrating a momentous occasion on July 3rdthis year. 150 years ago, mountain-climbing steam engines successfully traveled to the summit of Mount Washington with paying customers, changing history forever to become the first mountain- climbing railway in the world. Read more →