McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Programs

My children and I are all fascinated by the night sky.  My kids have loved gazing at the stars and the moon since they were tiny tots.   So, naturally, I also love the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.  The discovery center has exhibits and educational programs on astronomy, aviation, Earth and space science.  They also hold many of their educational programs in their planetarium and observatory.  I highly recommend taking a trip to the Discovery Center!  Below is a list of their youth programs.

Homeschool: Homeschool workshops are offered on the second Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:00pm from October through May.  The next homeschool workshop will be on Thursday, Feburary 14th.  Please see their website for additional details and workshop prices.  Please also note that the Discovery Center recommends reserving your spot to secure a place in the workshop.

Kids’ Workshops:

  • Little Explorers: This is a program for 3-4 year-olds that takes place on the third Thursday of the month from 10:00-10:45am.  Please see their website for additional details and admission prices.
  • Rocketeers: On Saturday, January 26, 2013, you can build your own rocket and test it’s flying ability out!  The cost is $25 per person, which includes your rocket and related materials.  This programs is for children 8 years-old and older.

Super Stellar Fridays: An evening of astronomy with educators and special guest speakers.  On the first Friday of the month there is a special planetarium show at 7pm with a feature presentation at 8:15pm.  You can also participate in a free skywatch with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society on the first Friday of the month.Please see the website for additional details and admission prices.

Teen Nights: Teen Nights are on the second Friday of each month beginning at 7pm.  Pizza and soda are provided at no extra charge!  Please see their website for additional details and admission prices.

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