Museums

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 →


The Ugandan Kids Choir has travelled across the world to engage U.S. audiences in their high-energy performance of traditional African songs and dances; their tour brings them to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Saturday afternoon, July 7, for a free public performance at 3:30 p.m. in the planetarium theater. Read more →


Summer begins on Friday, June 15 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: the museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week through September 2. The Discovery Center’s special interactive exhibition Math Moves!has arrived just in time for summer family STEM* adventures. Daily summer planetarium shows include the Discovery Center’s newest features, From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASAandWildest Weather in the Solar System, as well as favorites such asTonight’s Sky, The Little Star that Could, and Take Flight! Read more →