2016 Washburn Challenge  

Have you got the attitude for altitude? On Sunday, July 9, 2017, challenge yourself by hiking some of New England's most difficult terrain and help one of the nation's most influential institutions inspire a lifelong appreciation of the role science and technology plays in all our lives. The Museum relies on the generosity of individual donors as it develops and produces innovative and thought-provoking exhibits, hosts world-renowned traveling exhibits, and presents captivating, educational programs to 1.5 million visitors each year.

There are several ways to get involved:

Double Climb: test your endurance with a double ascent of Mount Washington! Or, if you are already an experienced double climber, Choose Your Own Path - new for 2017, this option allows you to create a more customized route for the day (open only to double climbers with at least two years of successful double climb event experience).

Single Climb: be a mountaineer for the Museum with one ascent and one descent of Mount Washington via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail (with optional Jewell Trail descent).

Guide and Monitor: help guide and track climbers at set locations across the trails. Mountain first-aid training and leadership skills required.

The resources garnered from this event support every facet of the Museum's daily operations. From regular maintenance and upkeep of our exhibits, to the development of cutting edge programs that address current scientific topics and globally important issues, every dollar raised goes directly toward providing a uniquely educational experience to all who pass through our doors.



The Museum of Science offers special thanks to Carlson's Lodge, the official accommodations of the Washburn Challenge.

Carlson's Lodge