Become a member of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center today! The Discovery Center is part of the ASTC reciprocal membership program which allows free or discounted admission to hundreds of other science museums, zoos, planetariums and botanical gardens worldwide with your membership card. The Discovery Center also offers an exciting Partner Exchange Program with other New England museums and attractions.

We also offer corporate memberships!

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Student membership: $30
- For students 18+

Individual membership: $50
- For member only

2-Person membership: $75
- For member and one guest

Family membership: $100
- For member and four guests

Family & Friends membership: $200
- For member and seven guests
- Four one-time passes to exhibits & shows
- Recognition as donor in annual report

Gold membership: $300
- For member and seven guests
- Eight one-time passes to exhibits & shows
- Recognition as donor in annual report

All Membership levels include:

  • FREE Admission to Exhibit Halls

  • FREE Admission to Super Stellar Fridays series

  • FREE admission to regular planetarium shows

  • Subscription to weekly E-Newsletter

  • Monthly Partner Exchange Program with other partner museums & attractions!

  • Free or reduced admission to over 285 science centers that are part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal program

  • Discounts on Discovery Center workshops & programs

  • Discounts at the Science Store and Countdown Cafe©

Partner Exchange Program

Imagine becoming a member at one New England museum and getting access to some of the best cultural institutions the region has to offer. That is exactly what the Partner Exchange Program is all about!

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is offering this incredible benefit for members. The Discovery Center partners with a museum or attraction to offer an exchange for their members to visit each other's facility for free for an entire month. Not only do Discovery Center members enjoy the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and all that it has to offer, they also gain a one-time free admission to other museums and attractions during the year by simply presenting their membership card! This is a great way to have fun all year long for one low price.

For more information on this program and our memberships, email Anne Roberts at


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Corporate Memberships

Cost-Effective, High Impact Employee Benefits
Make your team happy: provide your employees free admission to New Hampshire’s own air and space museum. Your employees will be able to go on a lunar reconnaissance mission, explore the jungle and the arctic, be a weather forecaster, land the space shuttle, travel to distant planets and galaxies in our planetarium, and enroll their children at a 10% discount in summer STEM camps. And your business will get special invitations to all exhibit openings and a 10% discount on facility rentals!

Be part of the adventure – Join now!
1-10 employees - $200
11-25 employees - $500
26-50 employees - $1000
51-150 employees - $2000
More than 150 - $3000

Contact Anne Roberts at or call 603.271.7827 x113 for more information.