CONCORD — General admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be free for all veterans, active duty military and their families this Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, thanks to the generosity of U.S. Air Force Veteran and Discovery Center Board Member Dr. Steven Davis of Londonderry, NH. Veterans Day events at the Discovery Center will include special gallery activities, opportunities to view NH National Guard patches included in Christa McAuliffe’s Personal Preference Kit from the Space Shuttle Challenger (on loan from the NH Adjutant General’s Office), the photography display, Flags I Have Seen by US Air Force Veteran Eric Anderson of Bow, NH, the vintage 1956 XF8-U Crusader jet (on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola FL) and to explore the Center’s permanent exhibits.
The general public is also welcome to celebrate Veterans Day at the Discovery Center, with standard general admission costs of $10/adults, $9/students and seniors, $7/children 3-12, free for members and children ages 0-2; five planetarium shows (including the new Life Under the Arctic Sky) will be offered on Veterans Day, for an additional $5 per person.
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, 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.