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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

Winter Hours

The Center is open
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 1st - March 1st

The Fishways will be closed
the following dates:

Dec 25-26 (Christmas 2014)
Jan 1-2 (New Year's)
Jan 19 (Martin Luther King Day)
Feb 16 (President's Day)
May 25 (Memorial Day)
July 3-4 (Independence Day)
Sept 7 (Labor Day)
Oct 12 (Columbus Day)
Nov 11 (Veteran's Day)
Nov 26-27 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 24-25 (Christmas)

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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!

Amoskeag Fishways Spring Programs and Events
April, May, June 2016

Predators of the Sky: Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, April 2
11 am - 12:30 pm or 1 - 2:30 pm

Tom Ricardi teaches with a diverse group of raptors which often include a very playful turkey vulture and a beautiful golden eagle! Learn about the great work done by Tom's organization, the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds and operates a successful captive breeding program. For all ages.
Cost: $10 per person, $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

Chimney Swift Watch
Thursday, May 12, 6 - 8 pm

Did you know that we have recovering populations of chimney swifts in downtown Manchester? Meet at the Fishways before we go out together to explore a confirmed roost site. Binoculars encouraged.
Cost: $10 per person, $25 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
Advance registration with payment required

Peregrine Falcon Watch
Saturday, May 14
10 am - 12 pm

Celebrate the success of our local peregrine falcon family. Meet at the Fishways for an introductory presentation, then walk to the Brady Sullivan building to view these urban raptors.
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
Advanced registration with payment required.

Special Events

2016 Fish Festival
Featuring Dash and Splash

Thursday, April 28
10 am - 2 pm

We will meet in the upper parking lot at 10 am to create fish hats, noise makers and banners. Thus bedecked, we will parade down to the center accompanied by live music, local dignitaries, and Fishways partners. Fish enthusiast and retiring President of NH Audubon, Mike Bartlett, will be our grand marshal and deliver the first fish to stock our ladder. Fish games, surprises and activities will continue throughout the day. Don't miss this classic Fishways event!
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)

World Fish Migration Day
Saturday, May 21
11 am - 3 pm

World Fish Migration Day is a one day global-local event to create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. We will join our voices with over 1,000 organizations connecting fish, rivers and people everywhere. Learn about sturgeon and other migrating fish in the Merrimack River and view fish in our underwater windows.
Cost: FREE

Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 28
11 am - 3 pm

The slimy and fascinating sea lamprey returns! Hold a live three foot long fish and get sucked into the fun of celebrating a much underappreciated animal as we learn all about the unique physical nature and lifecycle of the incredible sea lamprey.
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)

Family Fish Tour Day
Saturday, June 4
10 am - 3 pm

Learn all about our fish ladder, the Amoskeag Hydro station, the history of the Amoskeag area, and the unique fish restoration projects in our region. Guided Fish Season Tours will be offered throughout the day. Fun for all ages!
Cost: FREE

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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