Museums

The Mount Washington Cog Railway’s Engine, the first mountain–climbing cog railway engine in the world, will be attending the NH Made Street Market in Concord on Friday, June 7thin celebration of the State House Bicentennial. The train will be located among the festivities on Capitol Street, along with the Cog Railway tent. Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


Join the Discovery Center and NHPBS for a sneak peek of the new American Experience series "Chasing the Moon" at this month's Super Stellar Friday! Following the video, Dr. Andrew Jordan, a Research Scientist at UNH, will answer visitor questions about the episode! Jordan holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. He is a research scientist at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team and currently studies how energetic charged particles affected lunar soil and water ice. His previous research focused on the mitigation of cosmic rays by the Earth’s magnetosphere. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day from December 21-31 for Christmas vacation except for Christmas Day. Families can create holiday memories together as they explore the special exhibition, Math Moves!, explore the science galleries, and take in one or more of the five planetarium shows available each day. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will host Sally Jensen’s talk “Back to the Moon and on to Mars” on Friday January 4that 7:00 PM during their November Super Stellar Friday event. Every first Friday of the month the Discovery Center is open from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming, a Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show, and stargazing, weather permitting. Read more →


In honor of those who serve, general admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be free for all veterans, active duty military and their families on Sunday, November 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Veterans Day, thanks to a generous gift from Northeast Delta Dental. Veterans Day events at the Discovery Center will include special gallery activities, opportunities to explore the Discovery Center’s special exhibition, Math Moves!, to view the vintage 1956 Crusader jet and experimental KitFox IV aircraft and to check out the Center’s permanent exhibits. A special version of the planetarium show Tonight’s Sky($5 per person) will feature the stars and constellations visible in the night sky in places around the world where veterans and active duty military have been deployed. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will host Ed Ting’s Intro to Astrophotography on Friday November 2nd at 7:00 PM during their November Super Stellar Friday event. Every first Friday of the month the Discovery Center is open from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming, a Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show, and stargazing, weather permitting. Read more →