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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)

Live From the Rockpile daily 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."

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.

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Experience winter on Mount Washington by climbing to the summit with one of our partner climbing schools and staying overnight at our legendary summit weather station.

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Winter Trips

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