The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is a science museum located in Concord, New Hampshire, United States, next door to the NHTI campus. The museum is dedicated to Christa McAuliffe, the Concord High School social studies teacher selected by NASA out of over 11,000 applicants to be the first Teacher in Space, and Alan Shepard, the Derry, New Hampshire, native and Navy test pilot who became the first American in space and one of only twelve human beings to walk on the Moon. The Discovery Center's mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center offers of interactive science and engineering exhibits, outdoor exhibits including a full-sized replica of a Mercury-Redstone rocket, a full-dome digital planetarium, an observatory, science store, café, portable digital planetarium and a full complement of on- and off-site educational programs.
Truly a discovery center for all ages. The Mcauliffe-Shepard offers immersive, informational movies -- which they project on a dome-shaped ceiling above reclining chairs! There are interactive models spread throughout the center about planets, stars, and the physics of space. If the weather is right, you can even ask the resident astronomer for a look through his telescope. The Mcauliffe-Shepard will answer questions you didn't even know you had about space exploration!
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Mcauliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
- Sun, Sat: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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