Amoskeag Fishways

An environmental education center located in Manchester on the beautiful Merrimack River. The center is open year-round with interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore the river. Exhibits focus on the watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, and river wildlife. Visitors can view turtles, frogs, salmon, and other animals. In May and June, visitors have the unique opportunity to view migrating shad, herring, and sea lamprey in the underwater viewing windows. Educational program topics for school groups include: river wildlife and ecology, electricity, fish biology, urban wildlife, survival skills, Native Americans, and more.
Contact Info
Address: 4 Fletcher Street, Manchester, NH 03102. Hillsborough County. Tel: 603-626-3474. Website: Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1+ hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue