Trails are open daily through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) BUY TICKETS
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Hours and Admission

The live animal exhibit trail and hiking trails are open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Squam Lake Cruises begin May 15.

2021 Trail Admission

All trail passes (including for members) must be pre-purchased online before arriving at the Science Center.

Includes the live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails

Members: FREE
Adults and Seniors: $18.00
Youth (ages 3-15): $13.00
Children 2 and Under: FREE
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Discounted Trail Admission

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center participates in a number of programs to help more people get Nearer to Nature. To minimize interactions between guests and staff, only the following special discounts will be honored. No other coupons or discounts will not be honored for the 2021 trail season. You must call 603-968-7194 x 7 to reserve and pay in advance for tickets for these discounts. Your barcoded tickets will be emailed to you.

  • Library Membership Pass - Borrow the pass from your library for a specific date then bring the pass with you to the Admissions window at the Welcome Center on that date. Reservations are not required. The Library Pass is valid for up to four $10 trail admissions.
  • AZA Reciprocal Discount - Call to reserve and pay $9.00 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your AZA reciprocal membership card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • ANCA Reciprocal Discount - Call to reserve and pay $9.00 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your ANCA reciprocal membership card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • Museums for All Discount - Call to reserve and pay $3 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your SNAP/EBT benefit card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • Family Access Membership - A Family Access Membership is for New Hampshire families receiving food assistance. It includes unlimited free admission to trails and exhibits for one named adult and up to five others (children 2 and under are free) from May 1 through November 1. New Hampshire residents may purchase a Family Access Membership for $25 by applying in-person at Admissions from May 1 through November 1. An eligible adult must provide their name, address, email, phone number, and show a current EBT card and ID. Family Access Memberships are not available online.

Lake Cruise Admission

Cruise Rates

Cruise Pass Fees (2021) Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Adult $23.00 $27.00
Senior $21.00 $25.00
Youth (Ages 0-15) $19.00 $23.00
Not recommended for children under 3    

Combination Passes (trail and cruise) are not available for the 2021 season.

Discover Squam
Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
Bald Eagle Adventure
Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
Loon Cruise
Loon with Chick
Cruise with a Naturalist
Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
Private Charters
View of Mt Chocorua from Squam Lake
Group Tours
View from Squam Channel entering Squam Lake

We accept MC, VISA, AMEX, and DISCOVER. Rates and schedules are subject to change. Group rates are available; please call 603-968-7194 or email for information and reservations.

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