Weather Discovery Center & Gift Shop

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.

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 12/22-30*)

Live From the Rockpile Thursday-Tuesday 11:15am and 2:15pm (arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showing)
*Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

Admission Fee

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

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.

Summer Overnight Trips

Summer Overnight Trips

Summer 2019: Learn about the science of extreme weather on an educational overnight adventure.

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Hikers Wanted!

Hikers Wanted!

Head to the White Mountains of NH for the Nation's Premier Hiking Event, Seek the Peak, taking place July 19-20 in support of Mount Washington Observatory.

Registration is Open!
Alexa What is the Weather?

Alexa What is the Weather?

From the Home of the Worlds Worst Weather! Now you can get current weather information directly from the Mount Washington Observatory at summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

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