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About Us


Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.

Along with our Online Shop, we also have 2 locations you can purchase items from in support of the Mount Washington Observatory. Our valley location, the Weather Discovery Center is located at 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860. You may purchase most, if not all products from the online shop here.

Our second location is our Extreme Mount Washington Museum and Gift Shop located on the summit of Mount Washington. This gift shop is only open May through October.

As a member-supported institue, we offer all of our members a 20% discount in all of our retail locations as well as here in the online shop. If you are not a member and would like to become one, you can join here. If you are a current member of the Mount Washington Observatory or just joined, please be sure to email ( or call (800-706-0432 ext 201) with your information so we can set up your automatic discount in the online shop.