The Countdown Cafe at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Associated Grocers Countdown Café

The Countdown Café serves signature paninis, wraps and sandwiches while you take a meal or snack break during your day in the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center exploring exhibits, flying space shuttles and viewing a planetarium show.

Museum admission is not required to visit the cafe!

Associated Grocers of New England stepped up to help us create  a space at the Discovery Center for visitors to enjoy great food and friendship during their day at the museum. We thank them for their  
generous support. The cafe is independently operated by
Countdown Cafe, Inc.


The Science Store at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The Science Store

The Northeast Delta Dental Science Store at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center has a wide variety of air and space-related toys, books, science kits, T-shirts, caps and memorabilia. All proceeds from sales support the Discovery Center.

Museum admission is not required to visit the store!

With support from our wonderful friends and neighbors at Northeast Delta Dental, 6,487 community members were able to visit the Discovery Center free of charge on opening weekend. Delta Dental's continued generosity has allowed us to keep our prices affordable and to offer new shows, exhibits and programs for NH families and visitors to the Granite State.

Please note, the Science Store is not open during evening events.