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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

Fishways Open House
Wednesday, December 28
11 am - 3 pm

Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways! Our annual "thank you" Open House features two presentations: "Active Winter Mammals" and "Winter Backyard Birds". Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, and win door prizes! Try not to miss this fun annual event!

FREE, for all ages
No pre-registration required

Amoskeag Fishways Fall Programs
October, November, December 2016

Marcia with owl

Eyes on Owls
Saturday, November 5
Two Presentations:
11 am - 12:15 pm or 1 pm - 2:15 pm

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, very quiet in flight and when seen together, a group of owls is called a parliament! Learn all about New Hampshire's owls, what they look like, where they might be found and best of all, see these wonderful birds of the night up close. Hooting lessons included! Marcia and Mark Wilson will be our expert presenters.
Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
Advance registration with payment required

Eversource Five Rivers Auditorium
Energy Park 780 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Saturday Nature Seekers

Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm

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!

October - Leaves of Change
November - Terrific Turkeys
December - Natural Creations

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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