Quick question: how do you find our what it is like to be in the top of Mt Washington during a time of hurricane winds? Well aside from working for the staff of the Mt Washington Weather Observatory or having to be up there when a hurricane just happens to form, then chances are it is not at the TOP of Mt Washington. However, many feet below the worst weather spot in the world, in Conway, you will also find Mt Washington...the Science Discovery Center!
This free museum, located a few blocks away from the park center, is a gem in my opinion. It is not that big - one floor - but it features many things you probably have not done before. The weather simulator that puts you in a house that is on the top of Mt Washington is a great opportunity to see what it is like when extremes weather hits. Also the fans and sale boat exhibit is addictive! There is a short movie which is pretty good and a couple of other exhibits that my kids (and myself) liked very much.
It was also a quick thing to do. We had just finished up with Thomas Day and this low key place served as a way to calm down in the AC and learn. Rating this place, out of 5, I would give it a 4. Reason being that it is small. Otherwise great short event to take in.