Have a question
for the Fishways Staff?
or mail to:
PO Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105
The Center and
exhibit hall are
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with the following exceptions:
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 in 2019:
Jan 1: New Year's Day
Jan 21: Civil Rights Day
Feb 18: President's Day
May 27: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
Sept 2: Labor Day
Oct 14: Columbus Day
Nov 11: Veteran's Day
Nov 28-30: Thanksgiving
Dec 24-26: Winter Holiday
Dec 31-Jan 1: New Year's
Click to visit
Celebrate the 2018 Fish Season!
April 30th - June 16th
What is Fish Season?
Fish season at the Amoskeag Fishways occurs in the spring
when the fish ladder is operating. Migratory river herring, American shad,
and sea lamprey traverse the ladder's 54 steps to bypass the Amoskeag
Hydroelectric Dam. These species of fish are called "anadromous," which
means they are born in fresh water, live in the ocean as adults, and return
to fresh water to spawn (reproduce).
People visit the Amoskeag Fishways during this time of year
either as walk-in visitors or participants in a guided fish ladder tour.
In addition to seeing fish in our underwater viewing windows, visitors
of all ages will enjoy hands-on learning in our impressive exhibit hall.
Tours are great for school groups!
Guided tours are available for groups of 10 to 30 people per tour. Larger
groups can be accommodated through multiple tours. There is a suggested
donation of $20 per tour. Pre-registration is required. Call 626-FISH today.
The window full of migrating River Herring in 2017.
Enjoy a glimpse of fish swimming up the ladder through
our underwater window.
Kids can touch live sea lamprey during our Lamprey Appreciation