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(603) 626-FISH

or mail to:
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:


Fish Season Hours

The Center is open 7 days a week during fish season
May 1st - June 17th


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!


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.


SPECIAL EVENTS

2017 Fish Festival
Featuring Dash and Splash

Thursday, April 27
10 am - 3 pm

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!
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
No registraion required

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
Saturday, May 13
11 am - 3 pm

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".
Cost: FREE
No registraion required

Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 27
11 am - 3 pm

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.
Cost: $3 per person, $6 per family
(fee does not cover extended family)
No registraion required

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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