McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Take your students on an exciting and inspiring educational adventure with a trip to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, available October through June. School visits give students time to explore and interact with exhibits on astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. Visits include either a planetarium show or Discovery Experience with explorations in the art and science of light and color, the unique qualities of the Earth, spaceflight, images of space and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Technology.

topics covered:
Analytic Skills, Media and Technology, Science Facts, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Math, Physics, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Elizabeth Pappas.
Phone: 603-271-7827 ext. 104.
Email: epappas@starhop.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Vegetarian. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Girl Scouts can learn about energy use and light pollution in a two hour workshop that can be tailored for all Girl Scout pathways. The workshop includes hands-on activities and a planetarium show. Boy Scouts can earn badges in astronomy, aviation, and space exploration. The Discovery Center can also serve Cub Scouts. Call to set up the perfect workshop for your troop!

supports scout badges in:
Science, Technology.

topics covered:
Analytic Skills, Media and Technology, Science Facts, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Math, Physics, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Elizabeth Pappas.
Phone: 603-271-7827 ext. 104.
Email: epappas@starhop.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Vegetarian. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Homeschool workshops are offered at the Discovery Center from October through May. Students will learn about solar system exploration. Sample workshop topics include a historical tour of rocketry, the construction of the International Space Station, the Mariner and Messenger probes, understanding objects in the outer solar system, careers in space and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Technology.

topics covered:
Analytic Skills, Media and Technology, Science Facts, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Math, Physics, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Elizabeth Pappas.
Phone: 603-271-7827 ext. 104.
Email: epappas@starhop.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Vegetarian. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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