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Amoskeag Fishways
PO Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105

The Center and
exhibit hall are
open year-round

Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

with the following exceptions:

Fish Season Hours

The Center is open 7 days a week during fish season
May 2nd - June 18th

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)
Oct 10 (Columbus Day)
Nov 11 (Veteran's Day)
Nov 24-26 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 26 (Winter Holiday)
Dec 31 (New Year's Eve)

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Special Events

Unlike our public and school programs, Special Events only happen a few times a year. They are usually much larger in scale and showcase live animals and guest speakers. You don't want to miss these events. They are lots of fun for all ages. Check back often to catch our next Special Event!

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!

Special Events

River Bug Festival
Saturday, September 24
11 am - 3 pm

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!

Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family

Amoskeag Fishways Summer Programs
July, August, September 2016

Fishways Family Adventures

Thursdays in July
9 am - Noon

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!

All Family Adventures will meet at the Fishways and caravan to the local destination of the week.

July 7 - Forest Exploration
July 14 - Ponding
July 21 - Bog Adventure
July 28 - River Fun

Cost: $10 per Family.
Advance registration with payment required.

Saturday Nature Seekers

Every Saturday
11 am - Noon

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!

July - The World of Water
August - Insect Investigation
September - Bird Migration

Cost: Donation of $5 per family encouraged

Kids had fun making bugs and other stuff at last years "Bug Ball" event.

Tom Ricardi is showing off a Turkey Vulture at our "Live Raptor" program.

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