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(603) 626-FISH

or mail to:
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:

Temporarily Closed on Saturdays

The Center will be closed on Saturdays until September 19th.

But we will be open on Saturday, August 8th for Family Volunteer Day.

Normal Saturday hours return on September 19th, our annual Bug Ball!

Fish Season Hours

The Center is open 7 days a week during fish season
May 4th - June 20th

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 Summer Programs and Events
July, August, September 2015

Fishways Family Adventures
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
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 in 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. Please call 626-FISH for details.
Cost: $10 per family
Advanced registration with payment required.

Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, August 8
10 am - Noon

Help us rebuild our Fishways wigwam! Spend the morning outdoors, bending saplings, lashing them together, and learning firsthand how these structures were traditionally made. We will do some "fall cleaning" and spruce-up our fire pit. All ages welcome, snacks and water provided.
Cost: FREE
Advanced registration required.

Special Events

15th Annual Bug Ball
Saturday, September 19
11 am - 3 pm

Activities will include an insect petting zoo, buggy crafts, and special guest, Dr. Paul Johnson, UNH insect expert. Participants will enjoy special staff presentations, "Monarch Butterflies and Native Bees", featuring two very important and local insect pollinators. Help us give our six-legged friends the respect they deserve!
Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family (fee does not cover extended family)
No registration required.

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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