Weather Discovery Center & Gift Shop
The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is closed as part of our response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we enjoy sharing our weather and climate mission with all our visitors, we take our responsibility to our community’s health seriously. Closing the Weather Discovery Center is a step we are taking to do our part to maintain social distancing as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. While the Center is closed, keep in touch with what is happening at the Observatory through our web site and on social media.
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 weather and climate through fun, interactive exhibits like our air cannon, sail boat pond and wind room. Opening late October 2019, come see our brand new snowcat theater and take a trip up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in winter as you learn about the Rockpile's alpine ecology and geology.
With hands-on exhibits and lessons for all levels of experience, the Weather Discovery Center is appropriate for all ages.
Hours of Operation
Open Daily from 10am to 3pm (October 1 - April 30)
Open Daily from 10am to 5pm (May 1 - September 30 & Holiday Week 12/21-28*)
Live From the Rockpile Thursday-Tuesday 11:15am and 2:15pm (arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showing)
*Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas (24-25) and New Year's.
Adults - $2
Children ages 7 to 17 - $1
Children ages 6 & under - FREE
Observatory members - FREE
Live From the Rockpile - $3
Live From the Rockpile
Connect live with an observer currently living and working on top of Mount Washington, "Home of the World's Worst Weather." Not available on Wednesdays (it's shift-change day for our observers!).
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.
The Weather Discovery Center is located across from the Eastern Slope Inn at 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860. For directions, visit our Getting & Staying Here page.