The live animal exhibit trail and all 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 run daily. BUY/RESERVE TICKETS
Close up of mountain lion face

About Us

Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, an informal public garden, and Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. The Science Center is Sensory Inclusive Certified by KultureCity.

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, exit 24 off I-93. The live animal 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 4:00 p.m.

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