Your entire family will enjoy these fun, interactive, and educational public programs offered year round at The Amoskeag Fishways. With some programs geared towards young children and others toward the young at heart, there is a program for everyone. Call and register for a public program today!
Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in signing up for a program, please check out our program registration policies. Program registrations are taken over the phone. Please call 626-3474 to register.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS...
Special Events - Special events are open to the general public. No registration required.
Special Programs - Family fun for all ages. Advance registration required.
Homeschool Programs - 3 new programs for ages 6 and up.
Saturday Nature Seekers - Discover something new every month! No registration required.
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!
FISH SEASON 2018
"Fish Season" is the time of year when our fish ladder is operating. This occurs every Spring in preparation for migratory fish that will use the fish ladder to bypass the Amoskeag Dam as they swim upriver in May and June. This year, Fish Season will run from April 30 - June 16. During this time, visitors may view migrating fish through our underwater windows. Walk-in visitors are always welcome and guided tours are offered to groups of 10 - 30 participants. For more information about Fish Season or to schedule a tour, call 626-FISH.
Fish Season Tours
This interactive walking tour offers students a peek into the past as they learn about the history of the Merrimack River and Amoskeag Falls with a focus on migratory fish. Students will learn the basics of hydroelectric power generation, see the fish ladder in action, and become familiar with how the fish ladder works and which species use it. The tour ends with an underwater look into the ladder for a chance to glimpse the fish themselves! Fish Season Tours are available to groups of 10 - 30 participants, though groups larger than 30 can be accommodated by booking multiple tours. To book, call 626-FISH.
AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS FALL PROGRAMS
Fishways Annual Open House
Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways! Our annual "thank you" Open House features presentations about "Frigid Fish,
'Frogsicles' and other Amazing Winter Wildlife Tricks". Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats and win door prizes. Try not to miss this fun annual event! KIND
Eyes on Owls
Live owls will be our guests with owl expert and naturalist team Marcia and Mark Wilson. Learn all about NH owls, what they look like
and where they might be found. Best of all, see these wonderful birds of the night close up!
Everyday Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life
Mindfulness is simply paying attention on purpose to the present moment. Helen will model and teach participants how to bring awareness
to their breath and their movements while sitting and walking. There will be a slowing down, meditative quality to these activities and a natural awakening
of the senses. Join us to focus on the breath. Learn to sit and move with attention, and to walk with purpose and peace. Explore these methods and discover
yourself again and again.
Visitor Center Hours
Turn back the clock and explore Thomas Edison's workshop. Students learn the basics of electricity and electricity use, then conduct
their own experiment in building a light bulb.
A Village Along the Merrimack
Students are taken back to the days when the Amoskeag Falls was the site of large Penacook fishing villages. The program naturalist will
help participants explore the everyday world of the Penacook people, interpret artifacts, play games and examine natural materials necessary to life long ago. KIND
Birds in your Neighborhood
Birds are all around us, even in the city. In this program students view actual bird wings, feet, skulls and a skeleton, and engage in activities
that help them understand special bird adaptations and behavior. Outdoor observation increases students' awareness by viewing birds they might not have noticed before. KIND
SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS
Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm
We have fun nature programs for all ages. Stop by with your family to learn something new about vultures and owls or make
beautiful holiday decorations for your home!
Please call 626-FISH for more information about any of our programs!
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