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!
Fishways Open House
Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways!
Our annual "thank you" Open House features two presentations: "Active Winter Mammals" and "Winter Backyard Birds".
Create fun crafts, eat yummy treats, and win door prizes! Try not to miss this fun annual event!
Amoskeag Fishways Winter Programs
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
Let's go ICE Fishing!
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. All angling gear will be provided.
Bring your own lunch and wear proper outdoor clothing for Saturday
Learn to Fly Fish
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.
Eagles along the Merrimack
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, dress warmly, and bring your binoculars if possible.
Backyard Winter Birds
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.
Saturday Nature Seekers
Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm
Do you and your kids wish for opportunities to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time?
Stop by our center any Saturday at 11 am for "short and sweet" mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. Discover something new every month!
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