Have a question
for the Fishways Staff?
or mail to:
PO Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105
The Center and
exhibit hall are
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with the following exceptions:
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)
Click to visit
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