Your entire family will enjoy these fun, interactive, and educational public programs offered year round at The Amoskeag Fishways. With some programs geared towards young children and others toward the young at heart, there is a program for everyone. Call and register for a public program today!
Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in signing up for a program, please check out our program registration policies. Program registrations are taken over the phone. Please call 626-3474 to register.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS...
Special Events - Special events are open to the general public. No registration required.
Saturday Nature Seekers - Discover something new every month! No registration required.
Family Fun Nights - Family Fun Nights are for all ages. Advance registration with payment required.
Fall Programs - Family fun for all ages. Advance registration required.
NEW at the Fishways!
Interactive Watershed Exhibit
The Amoskeag Fishways is thrilled to be the first science education center in New Hampshire to have an augmented reality watershed exhibit! Visitors play in the sand to create unique landscapes and observe how the projected contour lines and colors change as the terrain is altered. It is really fun to build mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers... essentially creating your very own watershed. Make it RAIN when a 3-D camera responds to your hand movements, showing in real time how water moves over a landscape!
FISH SEASON 2017
The 2017 Fish Season runs from May 1 - June 17. During this time, visitors may view migrating fish through our underwater windows. Our center will be open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. Walk-in visitors are always welcome and guided fish season tours are offered to groups of 10 - 30 participants. For more information about fish season or to schedule a tour, call 626-FISH.
AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS FALL PROGRAMS
Fishways Open House
Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways!
Our annual "thank you" Open House features "Winter Raptors" presentations throughout the day.
Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, and win door prizes! Try not to miss this fun annual event!
SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS
Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm
Do you and your kids wish for an opportunity to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time?
Stop by our center most Saturdays at 11 am for "short and sweet" mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. Discover something new every month!
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS
Family Fun Nights are for all ages and focus on Merrimack River ecology.
Engaging facts and stories are followed by group activities and open crafts.
Why are we seeing fewer birds in our backyards? Where are they going? We'll become familiar with some species
of birds that undergo an incredible annual migration and play games to help us understand how and why they do it. KIND
The cardboard challenge is a global initiative organized by the Imagination Foundation to inspire creativity in children of all ages through free play.
We'll provide cardboard for building, all you have to bring is your imagination. From model fish ladders to arcade games to works of art,
it's up to you to show the world what you can make from recycled materials. Let's have some fun!
Dissect an Owl Pellet
Did you know that owls cough up "pellets" after a meal? We may find bones and sometimes whole animal skeletons by carefully picking these pellets apart.
Learn all about owl eating habits and dissect a real pellet!
Eyes on Owls
Whooo knows these fun facts? Owls have large eyes, a flat face and can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
They are nocturnal, quiet in flight and when seen together, a group of owls is called a parliament. Live owls along with expert presenters
Marcia and Mark Wilson will help us learn all about New Hampshire's owl species, what they look like and where they might be found.
See these wonderful birds of the night up close and even get some hooting lessons!
Calling All Crows!
As trees become bare and days grow shorter, large flocks of American crows in Manchester become more noticeable.
Regarded by some as a nuisance, we have more in common with crows than we realize. They live together in families, are highly intelligent,
and can recognize individual human faces! Learn to appreciate these clever neighborhood birds as we explore their rich lives
and take a walk outdoors to look for crows and observe their behavior.
Please call 626-FISH for more information about any of our programs!
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