Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Physical Address: 2779 White Mountain Highway
North Conway Village, NH
GPS Coordinates: 44.055406 -71.129177
Mailing Address: PO Box 2310
North Conway, NH 03860-2310
Phone: 603-356-2137 ext. 231
Toll Free: 800-706-0432
Fax: 603-356-0307

General Information:

The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is an interactive science museum featuring awesome, hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages! Explore the wonders of our atmosphere through:

  • A giant air cannon
  • Our life-size, touchable tornado
  • A boat pond that lets you control the wind
  • Real weather instruments
  • A replica of the Observatory's original weather station, where the famous 231 MPH wind was recorded
  • A mini weather studio featuring a real green screen and monitor
  • A twice-daily live video connection with a meteorologist in our summit weather station

    ... and much more!

The Weather Discovery Center is also home to The Weather Store, featuring a unique collection of weather instruments, books, educational toys, souvenirs, apparel and more.

Open daily from 10-3
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter

Adults: $2.00; Kids ages 7 & up: $1.00

Kids ages 6 & under: Free

MWO Members: Free

The Weather Discovery Center is operated by Mount Washington Observatory, a nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth's weather and climate. Mount Washington Observatory has been monitoring Mount Washington's famous extremes from its legendary summit weather station since 1932, utilizing its mountaintop post for scientific research and educational outreach.

For more information, including webcams, forecasts, photos, videos, blogs and more, visit



The Weather Discovery Center is located next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in North Conway Village.