School vacation ideas: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center expanded hours, special programs

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Extended hours for school vacation week!

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CONCORD, NH – The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open seven days a week for spring vacation, from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, May 3, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., with special programs to welcome spring.

“Sunstruck,” a new planetarium show on the life-giving and dangerous properties of the Sun, will play daily at noon, followed by the return of “Attack of the Space Pirates,” a show that spans the universe, filled with misbehaving aliens.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 7.47.08 PMDiscovery Center visitors can participate in the first National Math Festival on Saturday, April 18 by making math-inspired bubbles, as the Discovery Center is one of 80 science museums nationwide selected to host a geometric bubble station. The station will stay in operation daily throughout spring vacation.

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Intitute Dr., Concord,  features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. The engaging, robust educational programs are geared towards families, teens, seniors, students, community groups and lifelong learners. For more information, visit www.starhop.com.


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