Concord, NH-Starting Tuesday, July 1, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every week from through August 31. (The Discovery Center will be closed on the 4th of July, as it specializes in rockets, not fireworks!)
The Discovery Center has a brand new planetarium show on its roster, To Space and Back, and will bring back some old favorites for summer visitors. Art meets Science in the Discovery Center’s new NASA exhibit, The Sun as Art. Throughout the summer, the Discovery Center will showcase never-before-seen items from its collection of aviation and space-related artifacts.
Summer science and engineering camps for kids begin on July 7. Every week, a new science and engineering adventure will be offered Monday – Friday at the Discovery Center. Camps for five-to-seven year olds focus on the solar system; kids ages eight to fourteen will create rockets, learn to code using Lego Mindstorms and Arduino kits, discover how different branches of science work together to explore space, and venture beyond our solar system to find out more about deep space. Space is limited in the camps, so families are urged to sign their kids up soon.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a 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, visit www.starhop.com.