Plan Your Visit
general admission | planetarium tickets | directions | calendar
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Public Hours:
September through June
Friday & Saturday: 10:30 AM to 4 PM
1st Friday of the month: 6:30 to 10 PM
School Vacation and Summer Hours (July 1 - August 31):
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Open from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, and Veteran's Day.
Closed on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Countdown Café closes closes half an hour prior to the Discovery Center. Science Store and Café are not open during evening events.
Interested in renting the Discovery Center for your special event? Learn more about our Facility Rentals.
General Admission Prices:
$9 Seniors (age 62 and up)
$9 Students (age 13 through college)
$7 Children (ages 3 to 12)
$7 Groups of 15 or more
FREE for Discovery Center members and children 2 and under
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Planetarium Show Tickets:
$5/per person per show, added to General Admission
FREE for members and children 2 and under
Tickets sold until 10 minutes prior to show time. No late admission or re-admission to the planetarium theater. The Discovery Center reserves the right to change shows and programming.
Directions and Parking:
From north or south: I-93 to exit 15 E (I-393) in Concord, NH. Take exit 1 and follow the signs to the Discovery Center parking lot. From east: Rt 4 W to I-393 W. Take exit 1 and follow the signs to the Discovery Center parking lot. Look for the 92' tall Mercury-Redstone Rocket at the entry! Parking is FREE!
Exhibit Floor Plan
Get a sneak peek at our floor plan before you visit!