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Weather Discovery Center


The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is an interactive science museum that brings the wonder of the atmosphere right to your fingertips!

Explore the science of climate and weather through fun, interactive exhibits like our air cannon, flow tank and wind room. Plus, meet and interact with the hardy observers living and working in our summit weather station through a twice daily live video link.

Made possible by a collaboration between the Mount Washington Observatory and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Forecast Systems Laboratory (NOAA-FSL), the mission of the Weather Discovery Center is to enhance awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the atmosphere, its complexity, its impact on the human experience, and the many ways in which atmospheric phenomena are observed and interpreted.


The Weather Discovery Center is located across from the Eastern Slope Inn at 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860.


Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.


Thanks to the support of our members and donors, admission is free! Donations are gratefully accepted.


Group tours are available by advance arrangement, and we are happy to create a customized program that focuses on topics of interest to your particular group.

The typical time for a group tour is approximately one hour, and a maximum group size of 20 is optimal, though larger groups can be accommodated. The minimum recommended age is 5. A fee of $3 per person is charged to support the additional staff necessary for group tours, and tours outside our normal business hours may also be arranged with advance notice.


Camp ins allow you to reserve the Weather Discovery Center just for your group, and experience everything it has to offer in a fun, unhurried format. Learn more on our camp in page.


Young visitors are invited to test their weather knowledge and learn about some of the concepts explored in the museum with our fun weather quizzes and games.

Support for Mount Washington Observatory Outreach Education is provided in part by:

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Michelle Cruz
Director of Education
(800) 706-0432, ext. 225

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