Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Nearer To Nature
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Squam Lakes Natural Science CenterThrough spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, an informal public garden, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about our natural world. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA); we are the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England.

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world.Boy up close with mountain lion.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Philosophy on Captive Animals

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, exit 24 off I-93. The Gephart Exhibit Trail is open daily from May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.)
Offices are open year round from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.