The mission of The Nature Discovery Center is to
develop awareness and appreciation of the natural world and the environment
through the Museum's hands-on and interactive collections, trails, and
The collections include rocks, minerals, fossils, sea life,
insects, mounted birds and mammals, and plants. There
are also interpretive exhibits, hands-on activities (with prizes for children), and interpretive trails to enjoy.
The Nature Discovery Center is a federally registered
The Museum is appropriate for adults and children.
In 2019 the Museum is open May 19 – Oct. 27th
Friday and Sunday Noon - 5 PM
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 5 PM
It is also open by appointment for groups of 6 or more.
General Admission: Adults: $6; Seniors & children (1 year old and up), $4; Families:1 or 2 parents w/ children, $15; Nature Discovery Members, Native Americans, and Active Military are free. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) members: ½ price with their MKIM card.
Group Visits: If you wish to make an appointment for a 90-minute guided museum visit during a weekend or a weekday, admission is $3 per person (including chaperones), plus a group fee of $25. One chaperone per five children is required. No strollers are allowed in the museum during a group visit. Appointments can usually be made only on weekdays. Small groups may be allowed to visit on weekends.
Members of The Nature Discovery Center always receive FREE ADMISSION to The Nature Discovery Center.
Payment in cash or by check (made out to The Nature Discovery Center) is due at the beginning of the visit.
The Nature Discovery Center events can also be found listed on the "Who Fish?" website. For more information go to http://nonprofit.whofish.org/