Family Fun

-The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center looks forward to welcoming Sydney Rollins, PhD student in the Integrative Biology Program at UNH, as our April 2024 Super Stellar Friday speaker. Sydney is passionate about research in the biological sciences and about teaching science to everyone, but especially to kids. Read more →


Super Stellar Friday, a monthly event at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, offers more than just guest speaker presentations. Attendees can also enjoy exploring interactive exhibits, watching the popular planetarium show "Tonight’s Sky," and, weather permitting, stargazing with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. Read more →


On Saturday, September 4th, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival. Visitors will be able to engage in a wide variety of hands-on science and engineering activities at the festival, to enjoy the Discovery Center’s newest planetarium show, and to meet the current commander of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron and New Boston Space Force Station, Lt. Col. David Zesinger. Read more →


The Vegetable Ranch produces a wide variety of vegetables for sale direct to consumers, including this early spring display of lettuce, bok choi, Swiss Chard and tomatoes at the Concord Farmers’ Market. Read more →


Gappa, a 1967 Japanese kaiju movie marketed in the United States as Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, is rated PG.The movie centers on Gappa, a baby flying lizard kidnapped from an island by a greedy media mogul. Gappa garners worldwide attention and is unhappily subjected to scientific experiments. That really angers Gappa’s parents, and mayhem ensues – with impressive special effects - when they fly to mainland Japan to take Gappa home. Read more →


Waterville Valley, NH – On Saturday November 30, 2019, the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program will kick off the holiday season with the 7th annual Cold Turkey Plunge into the icy mountain waters of Corcoran Pond in the heart of... Read more →