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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 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 Fall Programs and Events
October, November, December 2015

Eyes on Owls
Saturday, November 7
Two Presentations:
11 am - 12:15 pm and 1 pm - 2:15 pm

Live owls will be our guests along with owl experts Marcia and Mark Wilson. Learn all about New Hampshire's owls, what they look like, and where they might be found. Best of all, see these wonderful birds of the night up close, and learn some of their hooting calls!
Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family
(Fee does not cover extended family)
Advanced registration with payment required.

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

Family Wreathmaking
Saturday, December 5
10 am - 12 pm

Make a beautiful seasonal wreath with your family. We'll use natural materials to create a fragrant, long-lasting and truly unique wreath.
Cost: $15 per wreath
Advanced registration with payment required.

Special Events

Fishways Open House
Tuesday, December 29
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 Animals" and "Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons". Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, and win door prizes! Try not to miss this fun annual event!
Cost: FREE!
For all ages!
No registration necessary.

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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