New Hampshire Day at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness is celebrating the start of their 52nd annual trail season with New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 5.

New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. Granite State residents pay just $5 for trail admission on May 5; regular admission rates are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $15 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.

Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including mink, fish, turtles, frogs, coyote, red fox, gray fox, fisher, bobcats, mountain lions, white-tailed deer, river otters, black bears, and various raptors including owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11 a.m. (porcupine), 1 p.m. (opossum), and 3 p.m. (Peregrine Falcon). These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.

The animal exhibit trail is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. on New Hampshire Day. The trails open for the season at regular admission rates on Tuesday, May 1. For more information, visit or call 603-968-7194.