The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

About the Fishways

The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is an environmental education center located in Manchester, NH on the beautiful Merrimack River. The center is open year round Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. During fish migration season in May and June, the center is open seven days a week. During the winter, from December 1st - March 1st, the Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, and river wildlife. Visitors can view live turtles, frogs and salmon, play a salmon migration game, generate electricity, and more. In May and June, visitors can experience the unique opportunity to view migrating shad, herring and sea lamprey in our underwater viewing windows. These windows look into a 54-step fish ladder that allows migrating fish to swim around the Amoskeag Dam and continue on their way up the river to reproduce.

The Amoskeag Fishways offers a variety of programs for all ages, including family programs, school field trips and teacher workshops. Program topics include: river wildlife, river ecology, electricity, hydro and solar power, fish biology, urban wildlife, survival skills, Native Americans, and more. Your family or school group will enjoy these fun and interactive programs. Click for more information about our public programs or school programs.

The Amoskeag Fishways Mission: The Amoskeag Fishways provides cooperative environmental education programs fostering cultural and ecological stewardship of watersheds and riparian systems.

 

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Details

Location 4 Fletcher Street
Manchester, NH 03103
Dates & Accessibility The center is open year round Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. During fish migration season in May and June, the center is open seven days a week. During the winter, from December 1st - March 1st, the Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9a
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