Children looking at Acrocanthosaurus

Annual Fund

What an amazing year! In 2019, the Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit attracted more visitors than ever before. Thousands from across the state and region experienced the animatronic dinosaurs. They also saw New Hampshire wildlife up close, learned about nature, and perhaps pondered how dinosaurs relate to the Science Center’s mission.

Extinction, habitat, and adaptation are cornerstones of ecology. Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, but we now face the greatest worldwide extinction of plants and animals since then. Scientists predict a 30 to 50 percent loss of all species by mid-century because of climate change and habitat loss.

What can you do? One small thing is to support the Science Center’s Annual Fund.

Now,you might doubt that the Science Center can change the world, but we can all make a difference to the ecological concerns we share by supporting natural science education for the thousands of children and families who visit here each year. Please give to support this unique place where people of all ages connect with nature. Give to support an educational philosophy that natural science literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Give to support meaningful and memorable educational programs about the natural world.

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For more information about Annual Fund Gifts please contact Janet Robertson, Development and Communications Director at 603-968-7194 x 112 or

Supporters like you know you will always find enlightening, relevant, and enjoyable experiences here. Because of you, we are a strong, vital institution, trusted and beloved by many, whether there is a dinosaur exhibit or not. We are committed to helping people understand the natural world and your help is key.

Please support natural science education by making an Annual Fund donation by December 31.

The IRS and the State of New Hampshire recognize Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 02-0271824. Unrestricted contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Donors to the Annual Fund will be listed in the Annual Report unless requested otherwise.