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Bringing Science to Life

Sharing the science and wonder of Mount Washington has been an integral part of the Observatory's mission since our founding in 1932. Today, we are proud to continue that legacy with a number of diverse, innovative educational opportunities.


photo Weather Discovery Center

A free, interactive science museum in the village of North Conway, New Hampshire offering group tours, camp-ins, and a twice-daily live video chat with our summit weather station

photo Extreme Mount Washington

OPENING MAY 2014! A hands-on, indoor educational experience delivering the science and wonder of a Mount Washington winter, inside the Mt. Washington State Park Visitor Center on the summit of Mount Washington


photo Distance Learning

Science education programs conducted from our mountaintop weather station via live, interactive video conferencing technology

photo Classroom Programs

Traveling science education programs conducted in your classroom or learning center


photo Lectures for the General Public

Customized presentations about the science, history, and work of the Mount Washington Observatory

photo Science in the Mountains Lecture Series

A free, science-based lecture series held at the Weather Discovery Center on Wednesday nights in July and August


photo Winter Overnight Snow Cat Trips

The ultimate Mount Washington experience, our EduTrips offer snow cat transportation and the exclusive opportunity to experience a night on Mount Washington in its most alluring season

photo Winter Snow Cat Day Trips

A thrilling alpine adventure in a succinct, affordable format, our winter day trips take you to the top of New England and back in a day

photo Overnight Mountaineering Trips

Offering the best of both worlds, our partner-led climbing trips provide a guided mountaineering ascent combined with an overnight in our weather station

photo Summer Overnight Trips

The only way to linger on after the crowds have descended, our Summit Adventures allow you to experience the summer solitude of a night on Mount Washington

photo Fall Day Trips with the Cog Railway

A full-day exploration of the summit and weather station, featuring round-trip transportation on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway


photo Workshops

Educational sessions on a variety of topics offered by area experts

photo Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators


photo Weather Station Tours

Interpretive tours of our famous mountaintop weather station


photo Gladys Brooks Memorial Library

A collection of books and materials relating to the White Mountains and polar regions

photo Washburn Gallery

A private collection of Brad Washburn aerial photography

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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