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COVID-19/ Coronavirus Update

Updated March 18, 2020

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is checking advisories about the COVID-19 coronavirus with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control, our nature center and zoo colleagues at local and national levels, and other reliable sources of information.

With the closing of NH schools, we are cancelling programs until further notice to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Most staff will work remotely. We hope to open our exhibit trail on May 1, which is when we normally start the public trail season.

Our animals are healthy and doing well. We will continue to provide our animals with dedicated, professional care every day and have a contingency care plan for them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not received any reports of wildlife or animals in human care becoming sick with COVID-19.

We encourage you to get outside in fresh air and sunshine and use nature as therapy, while also social distancing from others. We will watch the developing situation carefully and if circumstances change, we will communicate updates on our website, by email, and on social media.

We are all in this together.

Take comfort in the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Enjoy the signs of spring, which are an invitation for us to get outside and appreciate the natural world. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and concerns. We wish you and your families well.

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