Plan Your Visit
general admission | planetarium tickets | directions
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Hours:
Thurs-Sat: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM to 5 PM
1st & 2nd Friday nights: 6:30-9 PM
2013 Holiday Season Hours:
Closed Thanksgiving Day (11/28)
Open Black Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Open 7 days a week: 12/21 to 1/5/14
Closed Christmas Day (12/25)
Open New Years Day: 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Open all other holidays 10 AM-5 PM
Countdown Café closes at 4:30 PM. Science Store and Café are not open on Friday nights.
Visit the Associated Grocers Countdown Cafe & the
Northeast Delta Dental Science Store for operating hours.
Interested in hosting a Private Event?
General Admission Prices:
FREE Basic and Plus Level members, children 2 and under
$7 Children (ages 3 to 12)
$9 Seniors (age 62 and up)
$9 Students (age 13 through college)
$7 Groups of 15 or more
Thursday and Sunday Senior Discount, two Seniors admitted for $9 (individuals and non-profit groups only)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
We are a Blue Star Museum.
Planetarium Show Tickets:
FREE Plus Level members, children 2 and under
$5/per person per show add-on to General Admission
Tickets sold until 10 minutes prior to show time. No late admission or re-admission to theater. The Discovery Center reserves the right to change shows and programming.
MC and VISA accepted. Gift certificates available!
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! Please consider the environment before printing. Thank you!