Celebrate the 2015 Fish Season!
May 4th - June 20th
What is Fish Season?
Fish season at the Amoskeag Fishways occurs in the spring when the fish ladder is operating. Migratory river herring, American shad, and sea lamprey traverse the ladder's 54 steps to bypass the Amoskeag Hydroelectric Dam. These species of fish are called "anadromous," which means they are born in fresh water, live in the ocean as adults, and return to fresh water to spawn (reproduce).
About 10,000 people visit the Amoskeag Fishways during this time of year either as walk-in visitors or participants in a guided fish ladder tour. In addition to seeing fish in our underwater viewing windows, visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on learning in our impressive exhibit hall. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 to 30 people per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated through multiple tours. There is a suggested donation of $20 per tour. Tours are great for school groups, business lunches, community groups, family reunions. Pre-registration is required. Call 626-FISH to register.
The Center is open 7 days a week during fish season
May 4th - June 20th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.