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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 Winter Programs and Events
January - March 2016

Eagles along the Merrimack
Saturday, January 23
10 am - 12 pm

Join us as we search for bald eagles along the Merrimack River in Manchester. The program begins with an orientation at the center, followed by a quest to spot the first eagle of the day! Expect to carpool and bring your binoculars if possible.
Cost: $3 per person or $6 per family
Advanced registration with payment required.

Let's go ICE Fishing!
Friday, February 12, 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, February 13, 9 am - 12 pm

Learn how to ice fish with staff and volunteers of New Hampshire Fish and Game during this two-part program. Friday will cover ice safety, fish ecology, equipment, and more. Parents and participants over 16 do not need a fishing license during the organized field trip on Saturday, and all angling gear will be provided. Bring your own lunch and wear proper outdoor clothing for Saturday.
Cost: FREE. Ages 8 and up
Advanced registration required.

Backyard Winter Birds
Saturday, February 27
10 am - 12 pm

From the cardinal to the chickadee, many species of birds stay in NH during the cold winter. Discover who you might see in your backyard and make a bird feeder to take home.
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
Advanced registration with payment required.

Learn to Fly Fish
Four Consecutive Wednesday Sessions
March 23 & 30, April 6 & 13
6 - 8 pm

Discover this unique pastime! Members of Trout Unlimited will be our instructors, teaching about fly fishing equipment, fly-tying, sharing secret strategies and techniques, where fish live and how to read the water.
Cost: $5 per person. Ages 9 & up
Advanced registration with payment required.

Special Events

Predators of the Sky: Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, April 2
Two Presentations: 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 Tomís 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

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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