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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
April 28th - June 14th

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:

Jan 1 (New Year's Day)
Jan 20 (Martin Luther King Day)
Feb 17 (President's Day)
May 26 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
Sept 1 (Labor Day)
Oct 13 (Columbus Day)
Nov 11 (Veteran's Day)
Nov 27-28 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 25-26 (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!

2014 Fish Festival Featuring Dash and Splash!
Tuesday, April 29
10 am - 2 pm

Line up at 10 am to cheer on US Fish and Wildlife biologists when they deliver adult broodstock salmon, or other trout species, to stock our fish ladder. The wild fish have yet to swim up the Merrimack River, but the ladder is running and there will be fish in our window for up-close and personal viewing. Fish stocking will be followed by fish crafts, fish hats, fish games, and lots of fishy fun!

Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family.
(Fee does not cover extended family).
No registration necessary.

All about River Raptors
Saturday, May 17, 11 am - 3 pm

Everyone is noticing all kinds of raptors flying over the Merrimack River, a common sight in the Manchester city landscape that we love so well. What are they doing in a city? Where are they nesting and raising their young? Do they ever interact with each other? We will work together to answer these questions and more by looking through telescopes, watching a slideshow, and even viewing live raptors up close! Let's celebrate their recovery, the 100 years of NH Audubon working to protect our birds, and our own efforts to learn and conserve river raptors everywhere!

Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family.
(Fee does not cover extended family).
No registration necessary.

World Fish Migration Day
Saturday, May 24, 11 am - 3 pm

The Amoskeag Fishways and locations around the world celebrate the very first "World Fish Migration Day," calling attention to migratory fish and healthy oceans and rivers everywhere. We will have fish migration games, inquiry and art projects that will help to better understand migratory fish, here and abroad. Water connects us. Our goal is to educate the public and celebrate healthy fish and productive river ecosystems. Play and learn at this worldwide event along the Merrimack River, here at the FISHWAYS!

Cost: FREE! No registration necessary.

Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day
Saturday, June 7, 11 am - 3 pm

The fascinating sea lamprey return once again! Lamprey are the coolest and most ancient fish in the Merrimack River. They are fun to touch and carefully hold as they are three feet long, lively and slimy! Get sucked into the fun at this unique celebration.

Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family.
(Fee does not cover extended family).
No registration necessary.

Fish Season Finale
Saturday, June 14, 11 am - 3 pm

Learn about each of our migrating fish species and participate in Q&A sessions with Fishways naturalists and biologists. We will have educational presentations throughout the day. Satisfy your curiosity about fish as we near the end of our 2014 fish migration season.

Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family.
(Fee does not cover extended family).
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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