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.
Annual Open House! - Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways!
Our annual "thank you" Open House features two presentations: "Active Winter Birds" and "Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons".
Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, win door prizes and bring your binoculars for a bird walk around the Fishways!
Fishways Fundays - Fundays are for children ages 4 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Programs times are 9:30 - 11 am or 12:30 - 2 pm and include fun outdoor exploration and indoor craft making. Cost: $8 per family. Advance registration with payment required.
Family Fun Nights - Family Fun Nights are for all ages. Programs times are 6:30 - 8 pm and focus on the Merrimack River and its watershed. Engaging facts and stories are followed by group activities and open crafts. Cost: $5 per family. Advance registration with payment required.
Saturday "Specials" - Open to all ages. Cost: $5 per family unless otherwise noted. Advance registration with payment required.
February Vacation Programs - Vacation Programs are for all ages. Please come prepared for outdoor activities. Cost: $10 per family unless otherwise noted. Advance registration with payment is required.
Winter Fishing Programs - Special fishing workshops led by members and volunteers from NH Fish and Game and Trout Unlimited.
Secrets of Snow
What secrets does snow keep? We'll experiment with snow and play games to discover what makes snow special.
We'll even learn which animals make their homes in the snow and why they are thankful for this wintery blanket.
Winter Wildlife Detectives
Who is out and about in the woods and along the river during winter in New Hampshire? We will learn how
to use snow clues to track and identify what we find and who made the evidence!
Family Fun Nights
NH Mustelids: Otters, Fishers and Mink!
What do otters, fishers and mink have in common? They all belong to the mustelid family! Learn about this special group of mammals with games, crafts and more!
Moose are amazing creatures, but the warming climate is hurting our NH moose population! Through games and activities, learn all about moose,
the current challenges they face, and how you can help them.
NH Wild Cats
Find out which wild cats live in NH and learn how to tell the difference between them. We will explore some of their unique adaptations through pictures and activities.
NH Wild Dogs
Discover some of the special behaviors and characteristics of foxes and coyotes through fun activities and games.
March Madness with Muskrats and Beavers
Muskrats and beavers have many cool adaptations for life along the river. Play games, make crafts, and learn all about NH's water-loving rodents!
Eagles Along the Merrimack
Join us as we search for bald eagles in Manchester. The program begins with an orientation at the center, followed by a quest to spot the first eagle of the day!
Expect to carpool and bring your binoculars if possible.
Tracks and Traces
Practice and hone your winter tracking skills. Brush up on interpreting animal signs and reading their story from clues left behind on the winter landscape.
We will search for signs of wildlife around the Fishways, then carpool to nearby locations.
February Vacation Programs
Family Eagle Excursion and Program
Did you know that Manchester is home to resident and wintering bald eagles? We will try to spot them from unique urban locations along the Merrimack River.
Let's discover what makes an eagle special and explore how they fit into our river community through activities, games and crafts.
Family Eagle Watching Days
Drop in to look for bald eagles (we have binoculars and a spotting scope) from our excellent vantage point along the river.
Learn more about them through crafts and activities.
Winter Fishing Programs
Let's Go ICE Fishing!
Learn how to ice fish with staff and volunteers of New Hampshire Fish and Game during this two-part program. Friday evening will cover ice safety, fish ecology,
equipment, and other important information. Parents and participants over 16 do not need a fishing license during the organized field trip on Saturday, and all angling gear will be provided.
Bring your own lunch and wear proper outdoor clothing for the Saturday field trip.
Learn to Fly Fish
Discover this unique pastime! Members of Trout Unlimited will be our instructors, teaching us about fly fishing equipment, fly-tying, strategies and techniques,
where fish live and how to read the water.
Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways!
Our annual "thank you" Open House features two presentations: "Active
Winter Birds" and "Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons". Create fun crafts,
eat yummy treats, win door prizes and bring your binoculars for a bird walk
around the Fishways!
Please call 626-FISH for more information about any of our programs!
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