Learning and Visitors Center
4 Fletcher Street
Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 626-FISH (3474)
Open year round, Monday - Saturday.
(Open seven days a week during fish migration season, April 28th - June 14th, 2014.)
The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is an environmental education center located in Manchester, NH on the beautiful Merrimack River. 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. Visit our website 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.