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.
Summer Programs - Family fun for all ages. Advance registration required.
Special Events - Special events are open to the general public and are listed as free or having a specific entrance fee for individuals or families. No advance registration is required.
Homeschool Discovery Programs - This Series is for children ages 9 to 14. Group meets 2nd Thursday of each month, October through June, 10 am - 12 pm. We will explore the living and non-living components of the Merrimack River ecosystem through field trips, data collection and classroom instruction. Cost: $10 per child per class
Family Fun Nights Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Family Fun Nights are for all ages and focus on Merrimack River ecology. Engaging facts and stories are followed by group activities and crafts. Cost: $8 per family. Advance registration with payment 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!
Amoskeag Fishways Summer Programs
Fishways Family Adventures
Looking for some fun summer outings for your family? Join Fishways staff to hike, stomp, dig, climb, splash,
search for critters and more as we discover some of the local natural gems of the Merrimack River watershed.
Put on your boots and explore with us!
Saturday Nature Seekers
Do you and your kids wish for opportunities to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time?
Stop by our center any Saturday at 11 am for "short and sweet" mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. Discover something new every month!
River Bug Festival
Did you know the Merrimack River is home to many species of underwater insects?
Observe these live bugs up close, and learn how to identify them using NH Audubon's Creek Critters app.
The day will include aquatic insect crafts, games, exploration and identification.
Vote for your favorite river bug to win in the "Most Loved Bug" category of 2016!
Homeschool Discovery Programs
Merrimack River Life
Beginning October 20
Project-Based River Study
Beginning October 13
Family Fun Nights
The Penacook told stories by fire light and so will we. Participate in traditional Native American tales,
play games and enjoy a campfire on the banks of the Merrimack River. Dress appropriately for weather and insects.
Discover some of the amazing adaptations of our common floating friends, the ducks!
We will take a close look at feathers, try out some duck sounds, and make a craft to take home.
The Bear Necessities
Black bear can be found all over the state of NH, though it is a special (and sometimes unwelcome) treat to see one.
Discover what these large mammals need to survive, and learn how to encourage wild bear and humans to be "respectful neighbors" to one another.
Please call 626-FISH for more information about any of our programs!
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