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Amoskeag Fishways
PO Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105

The Center and
exhibit hall are
open year-round

Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

with the following exceptions:

Winter Hours

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:

Jan 1-2 (New Year's)
Jan 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
Feb 15 (President's Day)
May 31 (Memorial Day)
July 2-4 (Independence Day)
Sept 5 (Labor Day)
Oct 10 (Columbus Day)
Nov 11 (Veteran's Day)
Nov 24-26 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 24-26 (Winter Holiday)
Dec 30-Jan 2 (New Year's)

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Special Events

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!

Special Events

Fishways Open House
Wednesday, December 28
11 am - 3 pm

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!

FREE, for all ages
No pre-registration required

Amoskeag Fishways Winter Programs
January, February, March 2017

Predators of the Sky:
Live Birds of Prey

Saturday, March 11
Two Shows: 11 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 2:30 pm

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
Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
Advance registration with payment required

Space is limited

Eversource Five Rivers Auditorium
Energy Park 780 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Let's go ICE Fishing!
Friday, February 17, 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, February 18, 9 am - 1 pm

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
Cost: FREE, ages 8 & up
Advance registration required

Learn to Fly Fish
Four Consecutive Wednesday Sessions
March 22 & 29, April 5 & 12
6 - 8 pm

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.
Cost: $5 per person, ages 9 & up
Advance registration with payment required

Saturday "Specials"

Eagles along the Merrimack
Saturday, January 28
10 am - 12 pm

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.
Cost: $3 per oerson, $6 per family.
Advance registration with payment required

Backyard Winter Birds
Saturday, March 4
10 am - 12 pm

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.
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family.
Advance registration with payment required

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!

NH's Bald Eagles - January 7, 14, 21
Backyard Birds - February 4, 11, 18, 25
Aerial Predators - March 18, 25

Cost: Donation of $5 per family encouraged

Kids had fun making bugs and other stuff at last years "Bug Ball" event.

Tom Ricardi is showing off a Turkey Vulture at our "Live Raptor" program.

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