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.
Family Friday Nights - Programs are for all ages and focus on the Merrimack River and its watershed. Cost: $5 per family unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.
Fishways Fundays - Fishways Fundays are for children ages 4 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Celebrate the wonders of nature! Programs include fun outdoor exploration and indoor craft making. Cost: $8 per family
Special Events - Open to all ages. No registration required.
Special Programs - Ages specified in program description.
Family Friday Nights
Seeds have some incredible ways to travel: helicopters, parachutes, and more! We’ll explore nuts, seeds, and the magic of plants.
Bats are amazing and misunderstood animals. We’ll learn about bat habitat and how you can help these magnificent creatures keep their New Hampshire homes.
Native American Storytelling
Listen to traditional Native American stories and find out how Penacook families made their own clothes and stayed warm all winter.
Winter Hawks and Owls
Manchester provides great winter habitat for large birds of prey. Through games and hands on activities, discover the incredible adaptations of hawks and other raptors.
Amazing Autumn Series begins in September
Seeds, Seeds Everywhere!
Seeds are everywhere and they have some unusual ways of getting from place to place. Play and discover with us as we learn about different types of seeds, how they get around and what they will become. We will even go on a seed hunt around the Fishways.
Fall Forest Foray
Join us for a fun journey through our local forest to play and experience the wonder of the woods in early fall. We will meet at the Fishways and then travel together to Hackett Hill natural area (5 min drive).
Colors of Autumn
Why do leaves change color in the fall? And how does life along the river change during this time? Discover these answers and more as we learn what nature is up to during this colorful season.
Squirrels and Chipmunks
Why do squirrels and chipmunks always look so busy? What are they doing to get ready for winter? What do they do with all those nuts they collect? We’ll play games, explore and learn more about these cute backyard critters.
Let’s Talk Turkey!
It’s turkey time! What do we really know about NH’s wild turkeys? Learn all about this fine bird and make your very own turkey call to take home!
Fatten Up, Sleep or Go South!
While we’re preparing feasts and getting mittens out of the attic, how are NH’s wild animals getting ready for winter? Who sleeps? Who flies south? Who sticks around? We’ll discover how different animals get ready for a cold winter along the river.
Wild Winter Treats
Our wild friends deserve gifts too! We’ll help them through the difficult winter season by creating tasty natural garlands and edible decorations to hang outside.
Eyes on Owls
Live owls will be our guests along with owl expert and naturalist Marcia Wilson. Learn all about New Hampshire’s owls, what they look like, and where they might be found. Best of all, see these wonderful birds of the night up close, and learn some of their hooting calls!
Cost: $10/person or $25/family
Wreathmaking and Natural Creations
Make a beautiful seasonal wreath with your family. We’ll use all natural materials to make a fragrant, long lasting, and truly unique wreath, and well as fun decorations to ‘spruce up’ your home.
Cost: $15 per wreath. Pre registration with payment required.
Call 626-FISH for more information!
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