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  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (map)

An Arts Fest Concord event

A full day of science and engineering fun, where you can:

  • Drive a robot with FIRST Robotics
  • Experiment at Raytheon’s Engineering stations
  • Meet Astronaut Rick Searfoss, Col., USAF, ret. – Space Shuttle Commander, shuttle pilot, test pilot for the Air Force & Portsmouth (NH) High School graduate
  • Enjoy planetarium shows, including the premiere of our newest show, Take Flight
  • See sunspots and solar flares with the NH Astronomical Society and their telescopes
  • Experience wild weather with Plymouth State University’s Meteorology Team and Mount Washington Observatory
  • Fly aviation simulators and paper airplanes with the NH Bureau of Aeronautics and Aviation Museum of NH
  • Explore nature at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center’s discovery station
  • Launch into the future with the Boston University Rocket Propulsion Group
  • Build cool stuff with the Project Management Group – NH Chapter
  • Draw your own comics with the Mitchell Comics crew
  • Marvel with Mad Science of Maine
  • Watch magic with Ryan’s Magical Science Show
  • Greet the 2017 Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship Winners
The Weather Guys

The Weather Guys

All for one inclusive festival admission price: $15 for adults, $13 for students & seniors, $10 for children ages 3-12. FREE for members – Join now! And free for children ages 0-2. Sorry, no passes (library, ASTC, PEP, etc.) allowed for AerospaceFest admission

Our heartfelt thanks to these generous supporters:

Space Camp Scholarship Sponsor – New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Platinum Sponsors – Associated Grocers of New England & NH Space Grant Consortium
Gold Sponsor – Physical Sciences, Inc.

Earlier Event: May 5
Super Stellar Friday
Later Event: May 7
The Little Star That Could