Trails are CLOSED for the season.
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    All hiking trails and the live animal exhibit trail are CLOSED.

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Visit and Explore

Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bear, mountain lion, raptors, river otter, bobcat, and more.

Plan approximately two-and-a-half hours to walk the exhibit trail. Trails are open May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)

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Education Programs

Blue Heron School
School Programs
Summer Guided Discoveries
Live Animal Outreaches

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The 2021 cruise season begins in mid-May. Check back for updates and tickets.

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Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
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Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
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Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
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What People Are Saying



justin whitaker
, 10/14/22

Had a wonderful time, self guided with interactive educational displays. Lots to do and all really neat exhibits, they really have utilized simple technology throughout the entire park to really make it interactive without being overly complicated or heavily dependent upon software. Loved it highly recommended for children.


Rhea Votipka
, 09/15/22

Don't let the price deter you. We thought about not going due to how expensive it was, but we had a great time. It s like a zoo for wild animals....and honestly we were happy to support it. The educational parts were great and very well done. My 4 yr old had an absolute blast and we were there easily for 3 hours and she probably would have stayed longer. The site is stroller friendly which was great for my younger daughter. Would highly recommend.


Steph Schaffer
, 08/26/22

This place is amazing! Better than any other science nature centers we've been to outside of a museum or zoo. Easy to find your way around, includes some hiking trails, and even have a play area for the kids. Absolutely must go!


Steph Schaffer
, 08/22/22

This place is amazing! Better than any other science nature centers we've been to outside of a museum or zoo. Easy to find your way around, includes some hiking trails, and even have a play area for the kids. Absolutely must go!

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