CONCORD, NH – The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open every day from December 26 – 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Christmas week. The Discovery Center will offer special science workshops for kids ages 8 – 12 during the holiday break, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, December 28: It’s a Nano-World A full day of hands-on activities and experiments to explore the science of the very small and learn how nanotechnology is shaping our lives today.
Tuesday, December 29: Mindstorms Challenge Participants in this one-day workshop dive into the basics of coding and robotics, building a roving robot using LEGO Mindstorms.
Wednesday, December 30: Winter Blast-Off Kids test a variety of rockets, seeing which modifications make rockets go the farthest. Weather permitting, there will be an outdoor rocket launch at the end of the day.
General admission is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $7 for kids 12 and under, and FREE for members and kids under 3. Workshops are $60 each.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 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.