HOLDERNESS —The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center recently wrapped up their public admissions season with a record 50,000 visitors enjoying the live animal exhibit trail. Overall, the Science Center served over 84,000 visitors in 2013 which includes trail visitors, program attendees, lake cruises, and field trips.
The 2013 trail season featured additional cruises on Squam Lake including Loon Cruises, Dinner and Sunset Cruises, and a new family cruise. Also, popular during the season were River Otter Feeding and Mountain Lion Feeding and Training. Both activities took place throughout the season so many visitors could see these entertaining educational programs.
The 2014 season is expected to be another great year with new exhibits opening including a new live Coyote Exhibit featuring the Science Center's resident adult male coyote. Also, opening will be an exhibit featuring energy choices. The focus of this exhibit will be sustainable energy featuring the Science Center's new wood-fired boilers which will be used to heat most of the buildings on campus. Both new exhibits will open for the start of the 2014 trail season on May 1.
"We're so pleased that so many people got outside to experience nature at the Science Center," said Iain MacLeod, Executive Director. "It's a testament to our programs, our staff and volunteers, and our facility that we have gained such a great reputation as a unique attraction in New Hampshire."