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.
Winter Programs - Family fun for all ages. Advance registration required.
Saturday Nature Seekers - Discover something new every month! No registration required.
February Vacation Programs - Recommended for ages 9 and up. Drop-ins welcome throughout the day.
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 2017
The 2017 Fish Season runs from May 1 - June 17. During this time, visitors may view migrating fish through our underwater windows. Our center will be open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. Walk-in visitors are always welcome and guided fish season tours are offered to groups of 10 - 30 participants. For more information about fish season or to schedule a tour, call 626-FISH.
AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS WINTER PROGRAMS
Fishways Open House
Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways!
Our annual "thank you" Open House features "Winter Raptors" presentations throughout the day.
Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, and win door prizes! Try not to miss this fun annual event!
Pizza Party with the Painted Turtles
Drive away the winter blues with a pizza party. Families will meet our friendly reptile ambassadors during an interactive presentation about the extraordinary
turtles and snakes of NH. We will discuss how to treat our slithery, slimy friends with the respect and goodwill they deserve, make a peek-a-boo turtle craft to take home, and
round out the day by watching the painted turtles enjoy their lunch while we eat pizza. KIND
Eagles Along the Merrimack
Join us as we search for bald eagles along the Merrimack River in Manchester. We will begin with an orientation at the center,
followed by a quest to spot the first eagle of the day! Expect to carpool, dress warmly, and bring your binoculars if possible. KIND
Let's Go ICE Fishing!
Learn how to ice fish with staff and volunteers of New Hampshire Fish and Game during this two-part series. 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. All angling gear will be provided. Bring your own lunch and wear proper outdoor clothing for Saturday.
From the cardinal to the chickadee, many species of birds stay in NH throughout our coldest months. Learn to identify some classic winter residents, and understand how they
survive this challenging time of year. Encourage more birds to visit your own back yard by creating a beautiful bird feeder from recycled materials to bring home.
Predators of the Sky:
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 Tom's organization, the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds and
operates a successful captive breeding program. For all ages
Scan the skies on a sunny day, and you may see a large, dark bird circling high above. It could be a turkey vulture! Train your eyes to recognize these impressive birds,
and participate in some fun activities to discover their unique adaptations and to appreciate their way of life. KIND
SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS
Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm
We have family nature programs for all ages! Stop by our center most Saturdays at 11 am for "short and sweet" mini-programs and fun nature-based activities.
Discover something new every month!
February Vacation Programs
Makerspace Challenge Days
Tap into your imagination and sense of fun during school vacation. Our classroom will become a "makerspace," filled with recycled materials ready
to be transformed into amazing things by creative minds! Fishways Naturalists will guide children in different themes and challenges each day.
Please call 626-FISH for more information about any of our programs!
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