The Live Animal Exhibit Trail is open daily through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)
Mountain lion lounging

Reciprocity and Bonus Benefits

Members receive discounted admission at participating zoos, aquariums, and nature centers through the

Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Additionally Science Center members receive special benefits at various attractions throughout the season and change on an annual basis.

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Reciprocal Admission

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 200 institutions which meet the highest standards in animal care, provide a fun and educational family experience, and dedicate millions of dollars to scientific research, conservation, and education programs. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center first received accreditation in 2006, and again in 2011, and 2016.

Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums that participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.

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The Association of Nature Center Administrators

Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators embrace best practices for managing a nature center. They offer excellent services to their community in the form of environmental education, outreach and partnerships, stewardship, and sustainability.

Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you benefits from ANCA reciprocal members.

Visit another ANCA Center


Bonus Member Benefits (2018)

Be sure to bring your Science Center memberhsip card on your visits.

JUNE Benefit
Science Center members may visit the two Mount Washington Observatory museums: Extreme Mount Washington atop Mount Washington and the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, at no charge. Members may also schedule a free weather station tour (advance registration required and based on availability). Offer not valid on special event days.
JULY Benefit
Science Center members may visit The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury at no charge.
AUGUST Benefit
Science Center members receive $5 admission for adults (limit 2) to the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville, Vermont.
SEPTEMBER Benefit
Science Center members may visit the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord at no charge. Planetarium programs are priced separately.
OCTOBER Benefit
Science Center members may visit the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover at no charge.

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