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For more
information call:

(603) 626-FISH

or mail to:
Amoskeag Fishways
PO Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105

The Center and
exhibit hall are
open year-round

Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

with the following exceptions:

Winter Hours

The Center is open
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 1st - March 1st

The Fishways will be closed
the following dates:

Jan 1-2 (New Year's)
Jan 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
Feb 15 (President's Day)
May 31 (Memorial Day)
July 2-4 (Independence Day)
Sept 5 (Labor Day)
Sept 23 (Center closed)
Oct 7 (Center closed)
Oct 10 (Columbus Day)
Nov 11 (Veteran's Day)
Nov 24-26 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 24-26 (Winter Holiday)
Dec 30-Jan 2 (New Year's)

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Celebrate the 2017 Fish Season!
May 1st - June 17th

What is Fish Season?

Fish season at the Amoskeag Fishways occurs in the spring when the fish ladder is operating. Migratory river herring, American shad, and sea lamprey traverse the ladder's 54 steps to bypass the Amoskeag Hydroelectric Dam. These species of fish are called "anadromous," which means they are born in fresh water, live in the ocean as adults, and return to fresh water to spawn (reproduce).

People visit the Amoskeag Fishways during this time of year either as walk-in visitors or participants in a guided fish ladder tour. In addition to seeing fish in our underwater viewing windows, visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on learning in our impressive exhibit hall. Tours are great for school groups! Guided tours are available for groups of 10 to 30 people per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated through multiple tours. There is a suggested donation of $20 per tour. Pre-registration is required. Call 626-FISH today.

Enjoy a glimpse of fish swimming up the ladder through our underwater window.

Kids can touch live sea lamprey during our Lamprey Appreciation Day event.

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