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.)
Project OspreyTrack: Osprey Curriculum
Thanks to funding from 3M Eco Grant, Eversource Energy and the Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust, we have created a series of Project OspreyTrack cross-curricular teaching resources. Many of these lesson plans have been adapted from materials created in the UK by ©J&P Murray, 2014 and World Osprey Week. These materials are free for you to download and use, BUT we ask that you register your school (or eco club or homeschool group) on the World Osprey Week website and become part of this international project. Your school will be featured on an interactive map that also plots the migrations of several featured Ospreys in the Americas and Europe.
The resources are designed so that schools and teachers can dip into the materials, ideas and lesson plans as much as they wish to. We encourage schools to communicate with each other and share experiences with students across the globe.
Great enclosures for the animals with water features and lots of shade! And for taking pictures, no cage lines in my pictures because they use thick glass for viewing. Animals looked very healthy especially the lion she was fat :) Loved the walking trails too. It was just lots of fun and we will be back when its not so hot!
Very nice place, clean and informative. Different from other places - lots for kids to learn hands on. I was a little apprehensive due to the cost and not many animals but felt like it was worth every penny. I would recommend packing a lunch and taking advantage of the trails - make a full day out of it.
Very well presented exhibit on the wildlife of New Hampshire. Coming from the UK, we had some concerns about the moral question of keeping wild animals in cages. This was set against the very obvious great condition of the animals on display and the effort taken to educate on the natural world - a video or even holograph would not have the same impact. The reason we give it only 4 stars is that not enough effort is made to explain why the animals, particularly the large animals, are kept in relatively small enclosures. Looking at the negative reviews that focus on the moral question, your responses are very encouraging. Perhaps you should cut out the middleman and make more effort at the Centre to explain why the animals are maintained in captivity from a conservation perspective.
We go here once a year and always love it. My son has been going since he was 2 and gets something out of it every year. It's a great little home and we love to learn about the animals.
Great educational facility. Fun and educational for all ages. Very much enjoyed the sub-canopy boardwalk peppered with stations featuring different animals and ecosystems of the surrounding area. There are educational presentations with live animals as well as an otter exhibit. A few times a week, the otters are fed a "fishsicle" and it is amusing to watch them try and get their snacks. Didn't visit gift shop or go for a cruise. That's the great thing about this place, one can come back again and again and have a different experience. Locals or regular visitors to the region can purchase a membership and come and go. There is a nice picnic area and food during the summer season. It was not busy the day we visited, but I could see it being a lot busier. Educational, interesting AND shady.
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