Field Trips
Take learning beyond your classroom and up to the summit of Mount Washington, the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”! The Mount Washington Observatory has partners with the Mount Washington Cog Railway and Mount Washington Auto Road to provide an unrivaled, innovative field trip experience for K-12 students. These field trips are designed to support NGSS Weather, Climate, and Engineering Design curricula. Our field trips are customizable with optional pre- and post-trip in-classroom content provided by our education team. Field trip programs are hosted in the early fall and late spring. Winter programs to Waumbek Station are also available via the Cog Railway.

Summit Field Trips

 Sample Schedule (for 10am train departure):

   9:15 am: arrive at Cog Base
   9:15 - 10:00am: [Base Activity]
   10:00 – 10:45 am: train to summit [Train Activity]
   10:45 am: arrive at summit
   10:45am – 11:45pm: [Summit Activities] 
   11:45 am: depart summit
   11:45am-12:30pm train to base [Train Activity]
   12:30 pm: arrive at base [Wrap-up Activity]
   12:45 pm: depart for school
   2:00 pm: arrive at school
  •    Mountain Weather
  •    History of Mount Washington
  •    Life Above Tree Line 
  •    Extreme Instrumentation 

Winter Field Trips

  •    Mountain Weather
  •    Community Snow Observations
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