North Conway Weather Station Tours and Science Museum at the Top of the Summit
Experience a true weather station located 6,288 feet high. The Mount Washington Observatory offers summer weather station tours, winter summit adventures, and Extreme Mt. Washington, which features hands-on exhibits for a peek into the winter months in the White Mountains.Learn how rime ice forms, pilot a snowcat, and to see how Mount Washington Observatory scientists observe and record the conditions. Accessible by foot or via the Mt. Washington Auto Road in the summer, hike or drive up to the tallest peak for unparalleled views from the top.In a separate North Conway location, The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center offers an interactive science museum featuring touch exhibits to explore the wonders of our atmosphere. Perfect for all ages, see how weather patterns are formed and change with exhibits like the giant air cannon, a real tornado, a wind room, and even a mini weather studio featuring an actual green screen and monitor. The Weather Discovery Center is also home to The Weather Store, featuring a unique collection of weather instruments, educational toys, and souvenirs.
Prices -Observatory is Free
Weather Center: Adults - $2, Children ages 7 to 17 - $1, Children ages 6 & under - Free
Hours -Observatory is open daily 10 am to 5 pm. from Mid-May to October. Tours hours vary.
The Weather Center is open from 10 am to 3 pm October to April, and 10 am to 5 pm from May to September.
- Annual Hike-A-Thon
- Summer Overnights
- Seek the Peak
- Discovery Center
- Special Events
- Educational Programs
- Gift Shop