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!
FISH SEASON 2017
The 2017 Fish Season will run 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.
2017 Fish Festival
Line up and cheer on biologists when they deliver fish to stock our fish passage at 10 am.
Our fish ladder is open but the wild anadromous species have yet to swim up the Merrimack River.
While we wait, the stocked fish will be here for up close underwater viewing.
Fish crafts, fish hats, fish games and fishy fun throughout the day!
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
This special day focuses attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird
-- its journey between its summer and winter homes. The tree swallow, yellow warbler, Baltimore oriole, and osprey all winter in Central
and South America and return to NH each spring to nest and raise their young. And there are many others! We will play games, make music,
create masks and teach kid centered conservation actions that everyone can do to make every day "Bird Day".
Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day
The slimy and fascinating sea lamprey returns! Hold a live three foot long fish and get sucked into the
fun of celebrating a much underappreciated animal as we learn all about the unique physical nature and
lifecycle of the incredible sea lamprey.
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